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Children's Eye Exams

Children’s vision is precious and our opticians are happy to examine children of ANY age. The tests are often done in a different way to an adult test so don’t worry if, e.g. they don’t know the names of any letters, it is still well worth bringing them. There’s even an assessment that can be made on a baby’s vision using a preferential looking test where we simply observe their direction of gaze when presenting them with images of different intensity.

You can book your child in for a test at any time if either they are due (been reminded following a previous test), if it’s their first test or if you have any concerns about their vision. It is a good idea for children to start having tests before they start school at the latest.

Our optometrist will routinely assess the alignment of their eyes, measure the prescription to see whether glasses are needed and check the health of the eyes. The whole test is designed around the individual child and every effort is made to get the best result in a relaxed/ fun environment. All results are explained as the test progresses.

Please contact us if you have any questions or to book an appointment.

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