Children’s Eye Examination
IT IS VITAL THAT CHILDREN HAVE THEIR VISION TESTED REGULARLY FROM A YOUNG AGE
Vision is closely linked to the learning process and because of this, eye examinations can play an important role in a child’s development and academic achievement. Vision impairments, if not detected early can lead to serious conditions which can affect your child in several aspects of life.
Children with undetected vision problems may be having trouble with their schoolwork. Their grades may take a serious hit, if they are unable to focus due to their vision problems. However, certain problems could be simply rectified with the correct prescription.
Quite often children will not complain of vision problems simply because they don’t know they have one. This is what makes it even trickier with children. It is also possible that the issue may not be noticed by parents; it is therefore very important that children have their eyes tested on a regular basis.
Despite not always having obvious symptoms, common indications that children could have a potential problem include: rubbing their eyes; sitting too close to the television, blinking repeatedly or holding objects very close to their face. If you think your child is experiencing any sort of sight problems, bring them to see one of our friendly professionals as soon as possible.
Extensive exposure to social media through laptops, tablets, Smartphones etc. have posed a greater threat to children’s vision. This has become a major issue in today’s world. Most children are so obsessed with technology that they spend extensive hours sitting at close range from harmful ray emitting screens. As a parent, it is your duty to make sure that your child is getting proper eye care to help them stay ahead in life.
Even if your child’s vision has been checked and is shown to be normal, they should continue to have regular check-ups at least every two years as problems can occur at any stage. The sooner any issue is detected, typically the easier it is to treat.
If you have any concerns about your child’s eyes, or if there is a history of squint or lazy eye in the family, it is important that you do not wait for NHS vision screening at school – call us now for a sight test.
Please be aware that it is not necessary for your child to be able to read to have their eyes tested. Our optical experts are able to determine whether or not your youngster needs corrective eyewear by examining eye movement using specialist equipment.
Our opticians have a lot of experience testing children’s eyes and will make their visit fun and enjoyable – there may even be sweets and stickers available for the best behaved patients.