Kids eye tests in Buckshaw Village are designed to catch any vision problems a child might have very early on. Detecting these problems early is important, because vision plays a pivotal role in a child’s education and development. Vision continues to develop until the ages of 7 or 8, which means that early detection and treatment can have a much stronger positive effect. Routine eye tests are often performed right after birth, and continue to be performed throughout the child’s development.
There are several tests which can be performed. In Buckshaw Village, kids eye tests such as the red reflex test, the pupil reflex test, test for attention to visual objects, Smellen and LogMAR charts, the refraction test, colour deficiency test and range of movement tests, may all be performed at various stages of the child’s development. For example, a toddler will have his attention to visual objects tested. This test is performed by the midwife or doctor, where the baby’s attention is caught with an interesting object, which is then moved to see if the child follows the object with his eyes. This test is also applicable to children who have not yet learned to speak.
Kids eye tests in Buckshaw Village are performed at various ages. Eye tests may be performed within 72 hours of birth, between 6-8 weeks old, at around 1-2.5 years old, and at around 4-5 years old. A general recommendation also includes regular eye tests at least every two years. There are many eye problems which can be detected and treated at this point. You have childhood cataracts, lazy eyes, strabismus, short-sightedness, long-sightedness, colour-blindness and astigmatism. Sometimes eye problems are hard to detect in young children, but symptoms such as headaches, problems reading, problems with hand-eye coordination, regular rubbing of the eyes, and unusual clumsiness may point to an eyesight issue. If you’d like to find out more, or set up an appointment, contact The Spectacle Factory today. We have the equipment and expertise needed to detect and treat eye problems very early on.