Children of any age can have an eye test – the age of your child will determine the type of test they have.
Tests for very young children don’t rely on them being able to read – or even have good talking skills.
Optometry Australia recommends that your child has an eye test at about 3 years old and another at 6 years old. After the first test, they should be tested every year is the optometrist provided a treatment or vision enhancements. And every two years if no treatment was suggested.