Many visual problems will occur with symptoms. Symptoms include:
Some conditions however, do not present with symptoms, so it is essential that you have your eyes checked every 2 years to ensure that your eyes are healthy.
For patients with normal eye health and no symptoms, an examination every 2 years is suitable.
For patients with a visual or ocular health condition, an examination every 12 months is recommended.
For contact lens wearers, especially patients wearing extended wear contact lenses, an examination every 6-12 months is recommended.
When the optometrist sees you, they will inform you of the recommended time for your next consult. A week prior to your appointment, we will send you a letter informing you that it is time to book in.
Our optometrists are equipped to test infants, including newborns. Generally, if your child shows no symptoms, they are best to be tested at a preschooler age, however, if you see anything unusual, you should have their eyes tested as early as possible.
Signs include :
One quarter of Australian children have some form of vision problem. This equates to 900,000 children aged between 3 and 12. Only one third of these children experiencing difficulties have had their problems detected.