Age & Eyesight

Whatever your age, we recommend that you have an eye examination at least every two years. For children and people aged over 70, we recommend an eye test every year or more often if recommended by your Opticians.Whilst vision screening checks are carried out by doctors or health visitors in the early years, they are not as comprehensive as full eye examinations carried out by qualified opticians.

Opticians and the NHS recommend that children should have their eyes tested at least once a year from the age of around three as this is an important step to looking after their vision through to adulthood. Children up to the age of 16 (or 18 if in full time education) are entitled to an eye examination free of charge.

Our opticians are specially trained to test children’s eyes and to find glasses that fit them perfectly making the experience easy and fun.