Children’s Eye Health
Your Eye Examination
Your child’s vision is vital – it can have a huge impact on their educational, functional and social development. Your child may not realise they have a problem with their vision which is why it is important they attend a routine eye examination regularly. Children under the age of 16 are entitled to a free NHS sight test every year.
This is also true for those aged between 16 and 19 providing they are still in full time education. If glasses are necessary you will also receive help towards the cost of them.
If you notice your child struggling then you can make them an appointment with us by calling 01909 486 418
Although serious vision problems during childhood are rare, early testing ensures that any problems are picked up and managed as early as possible.
Eye problems are often much easier to treat if detected while a child’s vision is still developing (usually up to about seven or eight years of age).
An early diagnosis will help to ensure that you and your child have access to any special support services you may need.
Spotting The Signs
The eyes pointing in different directions
Complaining of headaches or eye strain
Problems with reading
Problems with co-ordination
Regularly rubbing their eyes
Being unusually clumsy