Children - Learning & Vision


More than 10 percent of New Zealand primary school children have visual defects. This means that the eyesight, eye co-ordination or focusing ability of one child in ten is not as efficient as it could or should be. It is important that certain visual defects are detected as early as possible and remedied while the vision is still developing.

Children’s vision should be examined before or soon after school age, even in the absence of signs or symptoms.

This is particularly advisable if there are visual defects in the family that may be inherited by children, especially, if the child appears to be having difficulty learning to read.

Some sight problems may not have any noticable signs or symptoms and this is a good reason for all children to be examined.

Colour is assuming a greater part in our lives and is used to convey a great deal of information. It is important that every child be checked for colour vision deficiencies during primary school years.

We have a dedicated vision therapist to provide  targeted care for children to learn to use their vision to investigate and coordinate with classroom, digital devices and reading.

The Vision Therapist also works through the binocular vision and eye coordination activities that are useful for children, adults or older adults.

We are members of ACBO, the Australian College of Behavioural Optometry