Kids Eyecare

Kids Eyecare

Children's eye health

We know that children’s vision plays a crucial role in their learning and personal development, School performance, sports and quality of life, but most importantly their future.

Children are less likely to recognise any changes in their vision that need addressing and therefore, regular eye tests are crucial for children as they grow and develop. 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.

Below we discuss how often your child should have an eye test, what this entails and common conditions that children are more prone to.

How often should my child have an eye test?

Children under 16 are entitled to a free NHS funded eye examination every year and are also eligible for an NHS optical voucher helps towards the cost of glasses or contact lenses.

You book your Childs eye test at your local store here.

Signs to look out for

Diagnosing a vision problem as early as possible is important for ensuring optimal development. If you notice any of these warning signs, you should schedule an eye test. There are a number of things to look out for including:

  • Squinting
  • Sitting too close to the television or holding books too close to the eyes
  • Frequent eye rubbing
  • Complaining of headaches

Sensitivity to light and/or excessive tearing

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. 

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