Eye disorders are among the most common long-term health problems experienced by children. Good vision is important for a child’s physical and social development, and their ability to learn effectively.
Early detection allows for intervention and correction. Children may not realize they have an eye problem or tell anyone that their sight is impaired. Optometrists are best placed to assess a child’s vision and diagnose a visual problem.
We offer primary care services for all children. Our dedicated optometrists are experienced in diagnosing and treating children of all ages and they will provide comprehensive testing including assessment and advice on:
We have an extensive range of affordable frames and lenses to suit children of all ages
Myopia occurs when the eyeball grows too quickly during childhood. The prevalence among 12 year old Australian children has doubled in the last 6 years. At the ACO we offer a number of treatments that may be able to slow the progression of myopia and our experienced optometrists can help you determine the best treatment for your child. Current treatments for controlling myopia progression include Atropine eye drops, multifocal contact lenses, Orthokeratology (“ortho-k”) and multifocal eyeglasses.