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