Welcome to our children’s vision clinic
Over 80% of the information we process in the brain is visual. Your child’s learning activities such as reading, writing, spelling, and computer work require long periods of visual attention at a close distance.
Good vision is key to children’s effortless learning
Eye problems in children are a lot more common than you think. Research suggests that up to 30% of children have visual problems requiring correction, yet only 10% of children are using corrective eyewear.
Detecting children’s vision problems
Children assume they see the same as everyone else and rarely report any issues or problems with their vision. Children will assume blurry objects, headaches or eye strain are normal and don’t think to ask or complain about it.
Vision problems not only affect how a child sees, but it can also affect their performance at school. They can worsen as they get older if left untreated or create further problems later in life. The only way to be sure that your child does not have a vision problem is to have their eyes examined by a Behavioural Optometrist.
Our Behavioural Optometrist
It’s important to assess and get the right diagnosis to start remedial treatment. It can be more difficult to diagnose children, so you need an experienced behavioural optometrist, who specialises in children’s vision.
Pinpointing your child’s visual issue
Dr Nicholas Altuneg (Dr Nick), Behavioural Optometrist B.Optom (Hons) MOAA MACBO is our Behavioural Optometrist here at Eyes by Design on the Central Coast. He has been helping children for over 30 years’, treating children with their vision, development and learning problems.
Dr Nick is softly spoken, friendly and all his appointments with children are fun and happy experiences.
When should I have my child tested?
At Eyes by Design, our Behavioural Optometrist, Dr Nick is trained to check your baby’s eyes, even though babies can’t read the letter chart!
Routine checks are recommended at 3-6 months old; 3 years old; Kindergarten; then annually through their schooling years, or whenever you suspect any vision problems.