Children’s Eye Tests
Nurturing Good Vision for Your Child’s Future
Ensuring proper vision plays a vital role in the healthy development of children.
Research indicates that one in five school children has an undetected eye problem, hindering their ability to reach their full potential and enjoy childhood activities to the fullest. With 80% of a child’s learning being visual, it’s crucial to prioritise regular eye examinations for optimal vision.
Our advanced eye tests go beyond the standard vision check-up, utilising state-of-the-art technology to assess the health of your eyes thoroughly.
Our dedicated team is experienced in providing high-quality eye care services for kids of all ages.
If you’re experiencing symptoms such as redness, discharge, or discomfort in your eyes, our expert team can help.
Need your glasses urgently? Our same-day glasses service is perfect for those who require fast turnaround times without compromising on quality.
Identifying Potential Issues with Early Eye Tests
Children may not realise when their vision is compromised as they assume their sight is normal.
That’s why we strongly advise regular eye examinations for all children under the age of 16, at least once a year. By identifying potential issues early on, we can ensure effective treatment and support your child’s visual well-being.
Child-Friendly Testing for Accurate Assessments
We use cutting-edge equipment for accurate assessments. Our computerised test chart utilises pictures, numbers, shapes, and letters to evaluate your child’s vision.
We have evidence-based children’s testing equipment, including a child-friendly machine that swiftly reads prescriptions in seconds. This comprehensive approach allows us to provide an accurate and efficient vision assessment for your child.
Recognising Warning Signs for Eye Problems in Children
These are common warning signs that may indicate an underlying eye problem in your child:
- Misalignment of one eye (turning in, out, up, or down)
- Frequent complaints of headaches
- Frequent eye rubbing or excessive blinking
- Squinting while reading or watching television
- Reluctance to engage in reading, writing, or drawing
- Difficulty catching a ball
- Lack of expected progress in school
- Development of behavioural or concentration problems at school
NHS Children’s Sight Tests
We proudly offer free NHS eye tests for eligible children under 16, as well as those under 19 in full-time education.
If your child requires glasses, the NHS provides a contribution towards their purchase.
We stock a wide range of spectacles specifically designed for children’s faces, featuring soft nose pads for comfort and sprung hinges for durability. For those looking for an alternative, we also offer the fitting of soft contact lenses, known to slow down myopic progression compared to spectacle-only use.
Prioritise Your Child’s Eye Health
Don’t overlook the importance of regular eye examinations for your child’s health and personal development.
We are dedicated to providing comprehensive eye care tailored to children’s needs. Schedule an appointment with us today and give your child the gift of optimal vision for a brighter future.