Good vision is very important to children because so much of what they learn is taken in through their eyes, so it’s never too soon to start your child’s eye care. Most infants and pre-school children have regular vision screening as part of their routine developmental checks. These early checks are invaluable but aren’t as thorough as a full eye test by a qualified optician. Some children don’t realise that their world is not as clear as it should be so poor sight can often go undetected.
We advise that children should have their first eye examination at around the age of four or when they reach P1; it is important to remember that children don’t need to be able to read to have their first eye examination. Your child should then have a check-up regularly as advised, as eye problems can occur at any age. However, if you are concerned at any time with your child’s vision or eye health then contact us- as a parent of young children, Lloyd is very happy examining young children and putting them at ease.
Children aged under 16 and those under 19 in full time education qualify for a free NHS-funded eye test. They also qualify for an NHS optical voucher for spectacles if they are required.
Lloyd kept busy during the Covid pandemic gaining an extra qualification in Children’s eyecare. This refreshed his knowledge and updated him on the latest thinking on how to examine Children. We now have the very latest charts to make it easier for the little ones to do an eyetest.
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