Children’s Eye Care

Poor vision can affect your children’s education and cause them to feel irritated at school

Optometrist in exam room with young girl in chair smilingAs your children’s eyes develop they need regular care. It’s vital that they attend eye examinations with an experienced optometrist every 12 months throughout their school life, simply because they won’t be able to tell you that they have an eye condition.

Poor vision can cause your children to feel frustrated and disgruntled at school. They may struggle to see the whiteboard at the front of the classroom or words on the book in front of them may appear blurry. This can lead children to disrupt lessons, hampering their education and development.

A comprehensive eye examination will ensure that any eye conditions are detected and treated effectively. Conditions such as short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism are common in children, and the earlier they are detected, the more effective the treatment will be.

Their eyesight will also have a bearing on their career choices later in life. Pilots and train drivers amongst other professions require almost perfect vision. If an easily treatable eye condition is left untreated, it can lead to more complicated conditions that will cause their vision to deteriorate as they age.

We recommend that your children visit us before they start school too. It doesn’t matter if they can’t talk or read yet either. Our experienced optometrists will still be able to examine their vision in great detail and will also give you all of the information you need to ensure that your children’s eye health is protected at all times.

It’s important that you are vigilant with your children’s vision. If you notice that they are blinking more than usual, squinting while watching TV, or their eyes appear red and sore, it is vital that you book them in for an essential eye examination. Poor lighting and too much time spent in front of a screen can leave your children’s eyes feeling tired and sore.

Our children’s eyewear ranges are designed to suit the rough and tough of everyday life as a child. Made using robust, high quality materials, we ensure that your children’s eyewear fits comfortably and gives them every opportunity of enjoying their school career.

If your child is under the age of 16, or under 19 and in full-time education, they qualify for free examinations on the NHS.

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Booking your children’s eye examination with us is simple. Call us on 01296 398 941 and speak to a member of the team, or you can email us on and we will contact you to arrange your appointment.

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