This post is brought to you by our friends at Specsavers.
I remember exactly when I was told that I needed to wear glasses. It was in year 7, I was 11, and all the students had to have wellness checks, which included a hearing and eye test.
It turned out I had superior hearing but my eyesight, well, it wasn’t that great! So, off I went with my parents to a private optometrist to have my eyes properly examined and to choose my first pair of glasses.
Back then the selection of children’s frames was very limited. Practical, sturdy plastic frames that came in unfashionable colours. Mine were a pair of tortoiseshell glasses that I was very reluctant to wear! These days the variety of frames for children is incredible. There are lots of different shapes, colours and patterns that will appeal to even the fussiest of children.
It is very important to start monitoring eye health with an optometrist before your child starts school and then have regular assessments through primary and secondary school. According to Optometry Australia, 1 in 5 Australian children have an undetected vision problem, which can impact their learning. A research by Specsavers shows nearly 1.5 million Australian children have never had an eye test.
To learn effectively children need to have near and distance vision, the ability to coordinate and move both eyes together, to easily focus on objects, have peripheral awareness and develop hand-eye coordination. Deficits in any of these areas will be picked up in an eye test and the earlier any issues are identified and treatment started, the better.
Eye tests are available for eligible customers who hold a relevant Medicare card.
Specsavers makes getting an eye test fun and choosing a pair of glasses easy. It can be quite daunting for children to have their eyes tested for the first time. The professional staff at Specsavers will make sure that everyone is comfortable during the process and are always happy to answer any questions.
Kids will love the huge range of glasses frames to choose from and parents will be very happy with the affordable prices.
To celebrate the release of Despicable Me 3 on June 15th, Specsavers is launching four exclusive frames featuring the Minions.
Prices of these glasses start at $199 for 2 pairs including standard single version lenses and come in plastic and metal-frames. They are just so cute!!! Perfect for all Minion-loving boys and girls!