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With approximately 1 in 5 Australian children suffering from an undetected vision problem, 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 learning potential.

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Good vision is important for a child’s educational, physical and social development.

Optometry Australia recommends that children have a full eye examination with an optometrist before starting school and regularly as they progress through primary and secondary school.

Our Optometrist Glen McGlip understands that children often have different eye problems than adults. He has completed a Masters in Behavioural Optometry at UNSW and a Fellowship in Behavioural Optometry at the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists, the highest qualification attainable.

Allow 30-45 minutes to have your child’s functional vision thoroughly checked.

To make an appointment with our friendly staff today phone 9528 6991.

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Children’s Vision Services:

  • Learning requires efficient visual function. Eye movements, focusing (accommodation) and ocular alignment at different distances (vergence) are visual skills necessary for success in the classroom.
  • The importance of vision in learning should not be underestimated, experts say that roughly 80 percent of what a child learns in school is information that is presented visually.
  • Visual information processing skills are a set of skills used to obtain information from the environment and integrate that information with other senses (eg hearing, taste, smell and touch), and higher cognitive functions.


To make our practice even SAFER, we have elevated hygiene standards to meet current health department directions by implementing the following:

We are committed to helping our community, and those that are most vulnerable, to remain healthy throughout this challenging time.  If you have any needs or concerns, please call us on 9528 6991 to speak with one of our helpful team. Stay safe and healthy.