The school is pleased to announce that it will be running the Student Eyecare Program in Term 1 this year. The optometrist, Christina Dinh, will be onsite during school hours to provide students with a comprehensive eye examination. This will be done by appointment only. Each attendance will receive an individual report regarding the eye health and a prescription will be provided if glasses are required. Please note that this service does not sell glasses and the prescription can be taken to any optometry store.
The program's aim is to detect visual problems that may interfere with a student's learning abilities and subsequently hinder their academic potential. A significant number of students have visual problems that go undetected. The main visual issues that go undetected are inadequate focusing and eye teaming abilities that could lead to symptoms such as poor concentration, fatigue, headaches and unwillingness to read.
This eye health service is available to local students and is covered by Medicare Australia.
The eye examination typically takes up to 20 minutes.
Each student has been given a form to give to their parent or guardian. The form needs to be completed, signed and returned regardless of whether or not the student will be involved in the program.
Students will then receive their appointment letters in roll call class, which will specify the dates and times of their appointments.