Refractive Errors / Vision Correction

Refractive

  • Myopia
  • Hypermetropia
  • Astigmatism

Refraction

Refraction involves your child first having some drops or ointment to both eyes to dilate the pupils and stabilise the focusing. Then the doctor measures what lens is needed by shining a special light into the eye and seeing how its reflection is changed. Appropriate lenses are put into a (trial) frame and older children will read the test chart.

Do the glasses have to be worn all the time?

Yes, unless advised otherwise.

What do we do if the glasses break?

These days all children have glasses with plastic lenses. These are lighter in weight and less likely to break.

Easing your child into wearing spectacles