Fitzroy North Eye Centre strives for excellence in understanding and managing vision in children. Children need to be as visually available for the school classroom as possible. Our goal is to assist every child to achieve the clearest vision possible and optimal visual performance. We work closely with families, schools, doctors and other professionals to provide the highest level of care at all times for the benefit of the child.
Vision is your child’s most precious sense. A child will not necessarily complain of a vision problem as they assume that what they see and interpret is “normal”. Australian population studies have suggested that as many as 25% of children will experience vision problems at some point during their education and that more than a half of children with vision problems are not diagnosed because they have not been taken for an eye examination. An undiagnosed vision problem can cause reduced school performance. We recommend that children have their eyes examined every two years throughout their education and more often if the child experiences specific visual symptoms or there is a family history of vision problems. Examinations are rebateable from Medicare.