kid with vision glasses

We are a family-friendly optician and welcome patients of all ages.

 

An eye examination is important for adults, but it is especially important for children, as their vision is still developing. Early detection and treatment of vision problems can make a big difference in a child's ability to learn and succeed in school. 

Children can have an eyesight test at any age. They do not need to be able to read, or even speak.

EYECARE FOR 
CHILDREN

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WHY GET YOUR CHILD'S EYES TESTED?

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The sooner that vision problems are detected – the better the outcome.  Many childhood eye conditions, such as lazy eye and squint, can be treated if they are picked up early – as the eye and visual system are actively developing during the school years. If vision problems are identified and treated, it can make a difference that lasts a lifetime.

Free NHS sight tests are available for children under 16 and for young people under 19 in full-time education.

CHILDREN'S GLASSES

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If, following an eye examination, your child needs to wear glasses, our friendly and experienced team can guide you on the range of eyewear choices available. 

Children are entitled to an optical voucher for help towards the cost of their glasses or contact lenses if they are:

  • under 16

  • 16, 17 or 18 and in full-time education.

Just like adults, kids have to love wearing their glasses and we'll help choose and fit a pair of frames they - and you - are happy with. 

girl with glasses

Myopia is an eye condition more commonly known as short-sightedness. For people with myopia, distant objects appear blurry. 

 

Myopia can develop at any age, although typically starts to develop in children between 6-13 years old and progresses as the eyeball grows. In the UK, the prevalence of myopia in children aged between 10-16 years has more than doubled over the last 50 years.

 

There is a range of specially designed products available that research shows could help with the development or progression of myopia, including spectacle and contact lenses.

MYOPIA
MANAGEMENT

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