eye test for childrenIf you have a child you may be looking for the best eye test for children in your area.  Before we consider this, we need to recognize that children are not miniature adults, but rather need to be tested with the right instruments in a way that is designed exclusively for their eyes, while it centers on how they use their eyes in the classroom.

Most Sunshine Coast optometrists are great at testing adults and looking for ocular disease, but an eye test for children is a completely different situation.  Kids don’t always process visual information the same as adults and their method of dealing with the pressure and stress on their vision is completely different, especially when we consider how much time they currently focus on near tasks like computers, tablets and smart phones!

The right eye test for children must include the standard tests like measuring their prescription (whether they are farsighted, nearsighted or have astigmatism) and their ocular health, but any eye test for children cannot stop there!

It is vitally important that children see a behavioural optometrist, and make sure that things like the focus, how the eyes team together, how they move across a page, convergence and 3-D perception are measured.  If the child has learning difficulties such as dyslexia, further tests can be done dealing with how the child takes in and processes the information they obtain via vision.  This includes visualization, direction skills, coding and sequencing.

This is why a behavioural optometrist like myself does more in an eye test for children than any other optometrist, and why I use not only special lenses, frames and glasses but also offer exclusive, specialized exercises called vision therapy to help them, which centers on learning.

So on the Sunshine Coast or anywhere else, the best eye test for children may not necessarily be the nearest!  My patients travel from far and wide to have their vision exam, because they know that I will work hard to offer them ways to treat their presenting problems, while helping them save money on the frames and glasses we offer. This is especially true for learning disabilities where I use special techniques that centers a child’s specific vision needs when learning, and also in myopia or short sightedness treatment, where keeping children out of full time glasses is a priority.

So if you care for your child, don’t just get a regular vision exam or check up!  Visit a family behavioural optometrist and get the best eye test for children in your area.

Eye TestIt is not easy on the Sunshine Coast finding the best eye test.


With optical dispensers and cut-price optometrists all over the place, one would be forgiven for thinking that low cost glasses are more important than a quality eye test and the right advice about how you can use your vision best in the activities you undertake in life.

But your vision is a precious gift, and I believe it is more important to get the best eye test and the right advice and to have all your concerns answered rather than saving a few dollars on cheap glasses.  Anyone can sell you simple glasses, but the right advice can help you set up your eyes and use your vision to do exactly what you want.

And the thing is, here in Australia, most eye tests are Bulk Billed and as such are available to consumers at zero costs, whether it is a 15 minute rush job or a thorough, comprehensive visual examination.

At Eye CU Optometrist we aim to offer the very best eye examination on the Sunshine Coast. We won’t just sell you cheap glasses (although we can), but we will check every aspect of your eye health and vision, including eye diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetes.


We also look at how you use your eyes, and examine the focus and eye coordination systems, and can advise you how you can get the best out of your vision for your specific situation, at home, school or work.  We can even design exactly the right lenses for your needs, meaning a computer worker can be perfectly set up for his job, and so can a teacher, a mechanic or a driver.

And this is our challenge as Optometrists… To help people see better, but also to enable them to achieve maximum productivity, whether they drive a lot, use computers or read for hours, or are just hanging around at home.

So come and see Eye CU Optometrists for the very best Sunshine Coast eye test today!