Tips for a successful child's eye test

Posted 46 days ago by Megan Abels

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With school holidays around the corner, now is a good time to get your child in for an eye exam. Preparing your child for an eye test can help alleviate any anxiety and ensure a smooth experience for both parent and child. Here are some tips to help make your child's eye test a success:

  1. Talk to your child about what to expect during the eye test. Explain that it's just like a check-up for their eyes and that there's nothing to be afraid of.

  2. Choose a time when your child is well-rested and relaxed, preferably in the morning when they're most alert.

  3. Encourage your child to ask questions and express any concerns they may have. Reassure them that the optometrist is there to help and answer any questions they may have.

  4. Bring along their favourite toy or comfort item to help them feel more at ease during the appointment.

  5. After the eye test, praise your child for their cooperation and bravery. Make it a positive experience by rewarding them with a special treat or outing.

By following these tips and scheduling regular eye tests for your child, you can help safeguard their vision and set them up for success in school and beyond. OCULA is here to support you every step of the way.

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