Kid’s eyes are still growing

Treatment tailored to your child

Because young eyes are still developing, we use special techniques and equipment to test and train your child’s vision system, before any problems start.

Developmental glasses

These short-term glasses train the child’s visual system to function better and remove eye stress that causes headaches and sore eyes. They often help with reading, learning and concentration. 

Short sightedness, long sightedness and astigmatism

Super-tough and specially thinned lenses are available for kids, with coatings that protect against ultraviolet light and reduce eye strain from electronic devices.

MiYOSMART lenses

Short-sightedness in young children doubles their risk of eye disease. Marvin is expert in fitting MiYOSMART lenses, which slows its natural increase by 40-60%.

Computer and electronic device use

Guidelines for parents and children to protect children’s eyes when it comes to today’s electronic devices. 

Vision therapy

Eye exercises that train the vision system to function properly and more efficiently.

Why behavioural optometry?

The Eye Care for Kids Difference

Besides checking the regular things like eye health and eyesight, we also extensively examine the visual skills that affect reading, writing, concentration and learning. These areas are often not checked in a regular eye test.

We also carry an extensive range of quality children’s glasses — from super-tough to fashion-conscious.

Our wide range of lenses are specifically geared towards kids’ needs — they’re super-tough , anti-scratch, and can even have a blue light coating for computers! We also help your child choose frames they love — and give them a customised fitting — to encourage them to wear their glasses regularly. 

Features of our extensive examination

Extensive Case History

To best understand how the child functions visually, Marvin looks at many aspects of your child's life, such as developmental issues, behaviour, health, and school performance.

Eye sight

Marvin uses eye charts with letters, numbers, symbols or pictures to cater for every age and ability.

Corrective lens needs

Marvin uses free space and non-threatening testing equipment, which relaxes your child and produces better results.

Eye health

Checking inside and outside of the eye.

Aiming,  focussing and teaming

These are often missed during a regular eye test, and commonly affect success in school (poor reading, slow reading, skipping lines, not writing on line, headaches, sore eyes, concentration and avoiding school work).

Visual perceptual testing

Once the picture from the eyes reaches their brain, your child must use visual cognitive skills to process that picture for reading, writing, thinking and learning.

We test to make sure that the child has these important skills. The cognitive tools we test for include visual memory, form perception, visual analysis, visual spatial awareness, visual discrimination, form constancy, visualisation, and figure ground.

Kid’s eyes are still growing

Good vision habits reduce eye problems

Many young children are developing eye problems like short-sightedness because of smartphones and tablets. Here’s what you can do right now as a parent to help your child’s vision develop fully.

Refocus their focus

Have your child take regular “eye-spy” breaks from their screen, even if they stay where they are. Have them look at something a metre away, five metres away, and then at the ceiling or the sky. It’ll give their eyes that important rest. 

Kick them out of the house!

Playing outside gives your child much more than sunshine. Dealing with a 3D world means that their eyes learn to rapidly adjust to changing light levels and objects at different distances. It’s a workout for their eyes, not just their bodies!