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eyecare for kids

My Grade 4 child had Amblyopia/Lazy eye.

When we first met Miss C, she was only booked in for a routine eye examination simply because her brother was having an eye test. No one suspected that she might have an eye problem. Much to both mum’s, mine and Miss C’s surprise, her right eye was totally blurred....

Cataracts adult and infantile

When cataracts block blight coming in and out of the eye. Had a big Kiddie 50+ today and an 18 month old both with the same reflection. Has your baby been tested? Would you know?

Duane’s syndrome eye movements

Duane’s syndrome eye movements No age is too young!! To test for eye muscle imbalances #kiddies #kiddieseyecare #children #babies#eye #eyeexam #optometryschool #optometrist #optometry #kids #medical #paediatric #paediatrics #behavioural #behavioralhealth...

Autism We may not always understand or get it……

A good friend of mine that lives and understands #autism very well listed this and I felt I needed to share. We may not always understand, or ‘get it’ but sometimes that doesn’t matter… Often the less we say the better, and the ability to recognise and...

Childhood Blindness

Childhood Blindness The eye is the mechanism required to relay visual images to the brain for us to see. It requires that all components including iris, cornea, lens, retina work in a coordinated fashion to promote clear vision. A malfunctioning of any of these parts can cause...

Herpes simplex Type 1- A cold sore in the eye

Herpes simplex eye infection is caused by a type of virus known as Herpes Simplex Type 1. The occurrence of the first episode of infection of this virus is referred to as the “primary infection”. This is often seen in childhood. It is normally passed on by close...

Eye care for Autism and special needs

Once upon a time this little girl got standard glasses from an ordinary optometry clinic that didn’t cater for children with special needs or autism. She never wore them.  Autism raises a persons awareness to their world in a way we can’t imagine.  Many children...

Trichiasis- the Ingrowing Eyelashes

Trichiasis- the Ingrowing Eyelashes that scratch your Cornea Do you have a foreign body sensation in your eye?  Is the eye red and irritated yet not sore enough to worry about? Trichiasis is when one or more but usually not all your eyelashes are facing the wrong direction and...

Congenital Cataracts and Myopia in Babies

A concerned mother presented to my clinic, feeling her little boy couldn’t see.  This little boy looked happy and was able to engage with objects at near.  How was it possible that this smiling and content child couldn’t see? Was this mother just over concerned...

Retinoblastoma – Spot the white glow

The potential signs of Retinoblastoma is a white glow in one or both pupils. Retinoblastoma is a  type of cancer, although rare is a common form of cancer that affects a child’s eye. It usually affects children under the age of six. Most children who have this medical condition...