I was 6 years old when I complained to my mother about having issues with my vision. I was lying of course. People in my class were getting glasses and I wanted one too! Turns out I actually did have an issue. I had an astigmatism in my left eye and had I been taken to an optometrist at a younger age, they would have been able to rectify it.
This memory led me to search for eye tests for children and I came across something interesting on the Rhodes Waterfront website. OPSM offers a very cool eye test for children.
Penny the Pirate Eye Test
Penny the pirate is a book that OPSM has developed for you to test your child’s vision.
Written into the story are three eye screening tests One for distance vision, another for colour vision and one for depth perception.
The Penny the Pirate kit is available as a book or an app. It has everything you need to perform the screenings yourself. You can collect a Penny the Pirate kit from OPSM or download the app on a device with a screen larger than 7″
OPSM locations in and around Parramatta
159-175 Church St,Shop 3080, Level 3 Westfield Parramatta
Tel: (02) 9633 2394
3 MacFarlane St,Shop 2021, Stockland Merrylands
Tel: (02) 9637 8271
OPSM Winston Hills
180 Caroline Chisholm Drive,Shop 116, Winston Hills Mall
Winston Hills, NSW,2153
Tel: (02) 9674 8632
OPSM Top Ryde
109-129 Blaxland Rd,Shop 3015, Top Ryde City
Tel:(02) 9807 6211
OPSM Macquarie Centre
Herring and Waterloo Rd,Shop 56-57, Macquarie Centre
North Ryde, NSW,2113
Tel:(02) 9878 4377
1 Rider Boulvarde,Shop 34, Rhodes Waterside Shopping Centre
Tel:(02) 9743 5616
801-809 Pennant Hills Rd,Shop 204, Carlingford Court Shopping Centre
Tel:(02) 9873 4733
Penny the Pirate app
You can find more information about Penny the Pirate on the OPSM page