Eye tests for children


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″
Penny the pirate app

OPSM locations in and around Parramatta

OPSM Parramatta

159-175 Church St,Shop 3080, Level 3 Westfield Parramatta
Parramatta, NSW,2150
Tel: (02) 9633 2394

OPSM Merrylands

3 MacFarlane St,Shop 2021, Stockland Merrylands
Merrylands, NSW,2160
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
Ryde, NSW,2112
Tel:(02) 9807 6211

OPSM Macquarie Centre

Herring and Waterloo Rd,Shop 56-57, Macquarie Centre
North Ryde, NSW,2113
Tel:(02) 9878 4377

OPSM Rhodes

1 Rider Boulvarde,Shop 34, Rhodes Waterside Shopping Centre
Rhodes, NSW,2138
Tel:(02) 9743 5616

OPSM Carlingford

801-809 Pennant Hills Rd,Shop 204, Carlingford Court Shopping Centre
Carlingford, NSW,2118

Tel:(02) 9873 4733

Penny the Pirate app

You can find more information about  Penny the Pirate on the OPSM page