Behavioral Optometry vs Childrens’ Eye Tests
Jason is a registered Behavioural Optometrist. Most patients sent to us for a behavioural optometry examination are referred by their teacher or occupational therapist. Not all children require behavioural optometry testing. Many visual problems can be fixed with a pair of glasses. Other visual issues such as skipping lines when reading, reversing or writing letters backwards, can be helped with vision therapy exercises.
As part of a behavioural eye test, Jason will assess whether your child requires glasses. There is also further examination of eye movement control, visual perception, visual processing & spatial awareness skills. There is an additional cost for Behavioural Optometry assessment and it is not covered by Medicare.
For most children, a standard eye test is suitable. This is bulk billed to medicare, as long as they have not had a test at another optometrist in the last 12 months. We will test your child’s visual acuity (how well they see), binocularity (how the eyes work together), check for any underlying refractive error (such as short or long sightedness), and examine the health of your child’s eyes.
At J & J Optical we are able to test children of all ages, including babies. If you have any concerns it is a good idea to get your child tested as some visual problems are best treated as early as possible.
We stock a wide range of frames suitable for newborns to teenagers, including brand name kids frames, health fund no gap packages and budget ranges. Read more about our kids frame ranges here.
Do we test for dyslexia? Behavioural optometry testing cannot definitively diagnose or rule out dyslexia, but results can indicate if further assessment for dyslexia is advisable.
To book your child in for a routine eye test or behavioural optometry testing please phone us on 4933 0055.