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Clarity for Kids

Clarity Optometrists is led by experienced Paediatric Optometrist Dr Ann Webber.

The practice offers expert paediatric eye care including

  • Management of childhood myopia
  • Treatment of amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (eye turn)
  •  Vision therapy for binocular vision optimisation
  •  Assessment for learning related vision problems

With approximately 1 in 5 Australian children either suffering from an undetected vision problem or requiring ongoing assessment, it is important to be aware of the possible signs of a vision problem to give every child the best chance of reaching their full potential^. Because their eyesight changes rapidly as they grow, detecting any vision problems early can prevent future complications occurring. It can also assist your child’s development and learning, therefore it is recommended to have their eyes checked regularly from an early age.

^ Source of statistics Optometry Australia

Our Optical Dispensers have enormous experience in the dispensing of children’s eyewear, and we carry one of Brisbane’s best range of frames for children.
Clarity for Kids!

Our large selection of children’s frames are selected to allow for the diversity of children’s face and head shapes, and prescription needs.

Vision is one of the most precious senses for a new baby. More is learnt about the world through sight than through all other senses combined. At birth, a baby’s eyes are generally examined for signs of major defects.

The first eye examination can be at 6 months. The goal of this examination is to detect any eye health or visual problem that would affect the normal development of the visual system. High refractive error (eg long-sightedness) could result in an eye turn (squint) and subsequent lazy eye (amblyopia). The best time for the 6-month eye test is when the baby is relaxed and calm. After the morning feed is probably ideal.

It is recommended that a child has a full eye examination before they start school. How easily a child can see their long distance and close vision schoolwork can influence how well they learn through their visual system. At this examination, emphasis is on testing visual efficiency skills and visual analysis skills so that poor vision is not a stumbling block to first of all “learning to read” and later “reading to learn”.

Appointments first thing in the morning are preferred for primary school age children so that their performance in the eye test is not reduced because they are tired after a full day at school.

What happens during a child's eye examination?

Information for kids with autism

Many children who come in for their first eye examination tend to be quite nervous as they are not sure what to expect. This is particularly the case for children with autism, as they can suffer with anxiety in an unfamiliar environment. The below link gives a detailed outline of what your child should expect during their eye examination. 

What a visit to our practice looks like?

Myopia Control Clinic

Although an outright cure for Myopia (shortsightedness)  has not been discovered, our Optometrists can now offer a number of treatments that may be able to slow the progression of myopia. These treatments can induce changes in the structure and focusing of the eye to reduce stress and fatigue associated with the development and progression of nearsightedness. Why should you be interested in myopia control? Because slowing the progression of myopia may keep your child from developing high levels of myopia.

Currently, four types of treatment are showing promise for controlling myopia:

  • Atropine eye drops
  • Multifocal contact lenses
  • Multifocal eyeglasses
  • Orthokeratology (“ortho-k”)
Orthokeratology…what is it?