CARING FOR YOUNG EYES
Because children have nothing to compare their eyesight to, they often struggle with undiagnosed vision loss. This causes difficulties with schoolwork and overall development. Staying on top of your child’s eye care can make a huge difference for them. We want all the children in our community to enjoy great eyesight and eye health so we do our best to keep our patient’s informed about children’s eye care and to provide the best products and testing available.
KID'S EYE TESTS
Because eye problems get worse over time, having them diagnosed and managed is vital to preserving eyesight. This is especially true for children whose eyes are still developing. Having a regular eye test could help your child keep their eyesight in much better shape and provides an important health check. We offer comprehensive eye tests for kids with the goal of pinpointing any eye problem and finding the best solution for it. The NHS provides free eye examinations for children under 16 and teenagers under 19 in full-time education. Trends show the increased importance of kid eye exams.
WHAT IS MYOPIA? WHY IS IT A PROBLEM?
Myopia, or shortsightedness, is a type of vision in which distant objects appear blurry while objects close by remain clear. Myopia is extremely common and has become rapidly more prevalent over the last two decades. The condition often begins in childhood and can disrupt visual development and education leading to lifelong problems with eyesight. Managing myopia correctly through the use of specialised glasses or contact lenses is vital to ensure that children get the best vision possible and are not set back in their education.
GLASSES FOR CHILDREN
Our selection of children’s glasses includes options for all ages. We source frames and lenses with the best materials and designs to ensure that all of our glasses are comfortable and provide clear undistorted vision. Different styles are available to suit a range of personalities and preferences so children can find something that feels right for them. We also offer myopia control spectacle lenses, which are a proven method of slowing down myopia.
CONTACT LENSES FOR CHILDREN
If glasses aren’t the right option for your child, we offer contact lenses that are specially designed for different ages. Our optometrists are experts at fitting the right contact lenses for each child to ensure that they can wear them comfortably and effectively. We also offer myopia-control contact lenses, which offer an alternative way to manage myopia while correcting vision.