Eye Testing for Children in Melbourne

Eye Testing for Children in Melbourne

Regular children’s eye tests are the best way to detect and address vision problems early, ensuring proper development and overall well-being for your child. Identification and treatment can prevent long-term issues, support visual comfort, and promote optimal growth and learning during your child’s formative years.

Why Should You Get Your Child’s Eyes Checked?

See a children’s eye specialist at The Eye Lab to:

  • Detect vision problems such as amblyopia (lazy eye) or strabismus (crossed eyes) that may lead to permanent impairment.
  • Promote academic performance. Undiagnosed issues may affect your child’s ability to read, write, and concentrate at school.
  • Support developmental milestones such as hand-eye coordination, depth perception, and spatial awareness.
  • Curb the adverse impacts of screen time and digital devices on the eye.
    Identify any underlying health conditions such as diabetes and hypertension.
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Why Choose the Eye Lab for Children’s Eye Testing?

It’s important to have your child’s eyes tested regularly. The Eye Lab offers a full range of optometry services at its boutique clinic, conveniently located in Melbourne’s inner west. To set your child up for success, it’s recommended their eyes are tested before beginning school, then every two years — or more frequently if you notice a change in their vision.

The Eye Lab offers children’s eye testing to ensure your child’s vision is healthy and not hindering their ability to learn and function. Our specialist optometrists perform two assessments for an understanding of overall eye health:

  • A binocular assessment for children up to age six measures how well the visual neural system and eyes work together.
  • While a cycloplegic refraction assessment, using eye drops to dilate the pupils, measures refractive error to aid in the prescription of glasses.

What Are We Looking For in a Children’s Eye Test?

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Even if there are no visible symptoms, have your child’s eyes tested regularly. Our children’s eye tests ensure the eyes work effectively together and that your child can focus on objects both near and far — an essential for classroom learning.

Book Your Child in for an Eye Test Today

To book an eye test for children at our boutique centre, call us on 0400 532 164 or email info@theeyelab.com.au


How Often Should Children Get Their Eyes Tested?

Children should have their eyes tested before starting school, then once every two-years, unless you notice a change.

What Are Common Eye Conditions for Children?

Common eye conditions for children include amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (crossed eyes), myopia (nearsightedness), and hyperopia (farsightedness).

How Do We Safely Test Your Child's Eyes?

At The Eye Lab, we conduct children’s eye tests using child-friendly techniques and equipment.

Where to Find Us

Nestled in the vibrant neighbourhood of Newport, you’ll find us just a short walk from Newport Station. Our prime location ensures easy accessibility, bringing exceptional eye care and stylish eyewear closer to you.