Your child may be unaware they can’t see well, particularly if they’ve had a problem with their vision from birth. This means, if you don’t have their eyes examined, the problem could go undetected for years. Eventually it could affect their development and education.
Your child’s eyes may be checked several times following their birth. For example, your midwife, health visitor or doctor may all do a routine check and your child may have an eye test when they start school.
However, these checks aren’t as thorough as the examination a qualified optician can do. Therefore, we advise that you also regularly bring your child in for an appointment with us.
Children’s eye tests are free under the NHS. So you can book an appointment for a routine eye examination for your child at any time. Please also make an appointment for your child to see us if you have any concerns about their vision or the health of their eyes.