Children’s Eye Health

Children’s eye health has never been more important. Following over a year of lockdown restrictions, most children have faced a vast increase in screen-time and indoor play. Now they have returned to their classroom environment, many parents have reported they’ve noticed a change to their children’s eyesight.

A return to classroom learning has highlighted an increase in short-sighted/myopia issues.

How to help keep your child’s eyes healthy:

  • Limit Screen Time
  • Play Outside
  • Protect against UV rays
  • Buy strong glasses
  • Have regular eye examinations
Regular eye tests & examinations will ensure your child has an up-to-date prescription and healthy eyes.

The College of Optometrists has created a campaign to highlight the importance of your child’s vision. They have blurred an entire copy of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland to illustrate what they might be missing!

An Eye Examination is a thorough and expert assessment of your child’s vision and eye-health performed by an Optometrist.

So what age is the best age for their first Eye Examination? Normally we would advise that if your child can determine shape and colour then they would have no problem during their Eye Examination. The typical age for this would be around 2 – 3 years old.

If your child requires glasses, we have a friendly and professional team to guide you in making the correct choice of frame for your child’s needs.

Children’s Eye Examinations are completely free under the NHS and we have some very reasonably priced frames in store. Plus, we provide an extra £30 off the cost of their frames and children (16 years and under) are entitled to an NHS voucher which can cover all of the cost of their spectacle lenses. This means they can have glasses entirely free!

Contact us now on 029 20709526 to arrange an appointment.