Children can be completely out of focus (long or short-sighted) or have very poor vision and only a screening test like the iScreen can tell.
Some very bad things can turn up in a child who has a ‘squint’, or a funny pupil reflection. It makes no sense to delay being seen – it’s free for children from 6 months to the end of age 3 years!
After a short test our technician will be able to say whether any abnormalities are present. A normal test means it is extremely unlikely your child has any serious eye problem. We advise a follow-up test for all children in this age group.
Lazy eyes often run in families – the problems with focus, and with how the brain uses the picture from each eye can be passed on. If either parent, or any brothers and sisters have poor vision in 1 eye, or a turned eye that needed surgery, it would be wise to have them checked.