Babies and Toddlers

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 and help towards the cost of glasses if required. All of our opticians are specially trained to test children’s eyes and to find glasses that fit them perfectly making the experience easy and fun.