Signs your child might need an eye test:

Detecting vision issues in children can be challenging, as they may not always express their concerns. Look for signs such as squinting, frequent eye rubbing, headaches, or sitting too close to screens. If you notice any of these behaviours, it’s essential to schedule an eye test to ensure your child’s visual health.

When should my child have an eye test?

We recommend scheduling your child’s first comprehensive eye test at around the age of three, and then regularly thereafter, especially before starting school. Early detection and intervention can significantly impact your child’s learning and development.

Does my child need to be able to read to have an eye test?

No, your child does not need to read to have an eye test. Our paediatric eye tests are tailored to accommodate children of all ages, including those who may not yet be able to read. We use child-friendly charts and interactive methods to assess their vision accurately. Early eye tests are crucial to identify any potential issues, regardless of your child’s age or reading abilities.

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Common childhood eye problems:

Common eye conditions that can affect children, include amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (crossed eyes), and refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Our expert optometrists are well-equipped to diagnose and manage these issues.

Myopia Management:

Myopia (nearsightedness) is increasingly common in children. We offer specialised myopia management programs aimed at slowing down its progression, reducing the risk of future eye complications. Our team can provide guidance on the most suitable options for your child’s unique needs.

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Eye Health for Young Explorers:

Children are naturally curious and eager to explore the world around them. Ensuring their vision is in top condition is essential for their development and learning. Our paediatric eye tests are designed to provide a comprehensive assessment of your child’s vision and eye health, empowering them to learn and grow with confidence.

Eye Care Tailored to Their Age:

We understand that eye tests for children require a different approach than those for adults. Our friendly optometrists are experienced in working with kids of all ages, creating a comfortable and engaging environment to put your child at ease during the examination.

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Visual Health and Academic Success:

Good vision plays a crucial role in a child’s academic success. Detecting and addressing vision issues early can lead to improved reading, learning, and overall performance in school. Our goal is to help your child reach their full potential by ensuring optimal vision.

Parental Involvement:

We encourage parents to be actively involved in their child’s eye care journey. If your child requires glasses or other treatments, we will guide you through the process, ensuring you have all the information and support you need.

Child-Friendly Solutions:

If your child needs glasses, we offer a wide range of stylish and durable frames specifically designed for kids. We understand the importance of both functionality and fashion for young wearers.

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Great service from everyone working there , always happy and helpful. And most importantly you don’t get pressured into buying the more expensive frames I would definitely recommend this opticians.

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