With children the critical visual development period is up to 8 years of age. During this time the eyes are continually changing. It is never too early to have your child’s eyes examined.
Concern that children’s eyesight may be at risk because parents cannot afford a visit to the optometrist resulted in the introduction of the Health Funding Authority vision care subsidy of $281.25 per year for children 15 years and younger.
To be eligible for the subsidy children must be: