Kids Eyecare

Kids Eyecare

Kids eye care

You can be confident that your child’s eye care is our priority – from helping to protect their vision and regularly monitoring their eyesight, to sourcing frame ranges that we know they’ll love (and want to wear).

As children grow, their eyes develop, which means their vision can change. That’s why it’s so important to have your child’s eyesight checked on a regular basis. Being able to detect any issues with their sight at this crucial stage of development can also help to ensure your child can continue to reach their full potential.

NHS Eligibility

To ensure children have the best possible start in life with their eyes, we provide free NHS eye tests and even a selection of free frames, should they be required, to all children under the age of 16.

Contact Lenses for Children

As long as they are comfortable handling and looking after them, children can start using contact lenses at any age. They are a great alternative to glasses and provide some practical benefits:

  • No more breakages, smudges or steaming up. You may find they are a practical solution for your active child.
  • Contact lenses provide better peripheral vision, which will help your child if they play a lot of sport.
  • If your child doesn’t like wearing glasses because it makes them self-conscious, contact lenses can make them feel more confident.
  • Contact lenses have been clinically proven to slow the progression of myopia (short-sightedness) in children.

Why not arrange a free contact lens assessment for your child, so you can see how they’d get on with contact lenses? Just contact your nearest store to find out more.

Eye Conditions

There are certain eye conditions that predominantly affect children. You can find out more about these conditions by clicking on the links below.


Sunglasses from £89

Looking for the perfect pair of sunglasses at an affordable price? We have got you covered.

Our M&S Sunglasses Collection offers over 40 different styles, in a variety of tint shades, from only £89 including single vision lenses.


To take advantage of the offer visit your nearest M&S Opticians store.