As children grow, their eyes change quickly. Careful attention to a child’s eye health can help catch problems early,while their eyes are still developing.

Behavioural Testing

Behavioural optometrists treat babies, pre-schoolers and school-aged children with vision deficiencies that are affecting their growth and development.
The study of Behavioural Optometry explores the functioning of the eyes and the brain as they process visual information and the effect on performance and behaviour. Predominantly working with children, Behavioural Optometrists also work with anyone who has a visually demanding job or lifestyle.
Sometimes children can perform below their ability in the classroom. This can occur because the child has not developed the ‘building blocks’ in the vision system. These ‘building blocks’ are needed for them to read, write, spell or carry out maths tasks and concentrate.
As behavioural testing optometrists, we can conduct visual perceptual tests in an effort to identify any gaps in these ‘building blocks’. Often children will be referred by a GP, maternal/child health nurse or school nurse.
Every child needs an initial eye examination. This determines how well they can see and maintain clear vision.
If your child has difficulty learning, an additional appointment may be scheduled for a visual information processing assessment.

Child optometrists specialising in children under 6

Eye Care for Kindergartens | Have your child examined by a specialised optometrist

Optical In Sight is the first and only choice by our local communities for the testing of children under the age of 6. We are the only optometrists in the eastern suburbs who can offer these services as it is a specialised field.
It is the early detection that prevents learning difficulties and problems, and identifies issues that are often missed and ignored. We can identify the following potential issues: squinting, lazy eyes, vision and eye health, and colour blindness (which if correctly identified can enhance learning, as people see different things).

Each year we test these kindergartens in our local community:


There are countless symptoms that may result in numerous eye conditions for children. It is recommended school-aged children have an eye exam at least every two years to prevent future eye issues.

Do not ignore them! Bring your kids in for an eye test today.

Does your child need a Check-Up?

Last Check-Up

Was your last check-up over 12 months ago?


Do you observe any of the following behaviours?

• One eye drifts in a different direction than the other.

• Turns or tilts head while reading or doing any particular tasks.

• Frequently loses things.

• Frequently rubs eyes.

• Short attention span.

Squinting / Blinking

Does your child squint or close one eye frequently?

Does your child repeatedly or
increasingly blink?


Does your child have poor
hand-eye coordination?

Does your child become dizzy or confused when in motion?

Field of Vision

Does your child have problems judging distance or bumping into things?

Does your child hold reading materials too up close?


Does your child report headaches or tired eyes?

Reading / Education

Does your child avoid certain tasks such as reading?

Does your child have difficulty with spelling or reads very slowly?

Does your child have difficulty recognising letters or numbers or words?

Quality Of Vision

Are your child’s eyes bothered by light?

Does your child often see double?

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