Some children will receive vision screening either in nursery or in primary one, however this does not check the health of their eyes so a comprehensive eye examination is strongly advised.
Whilst the majority of children have good eyesight, it is still highly recommended that they visit an optometrist at least every two years from pre-school and essential if there is a family history of a squint or high spectacle prescriptions. Our high tech equipment gives us the best possible view of your child’s eyes allowing us to check for any problems. When an issue is detected early, it can be managed and in many cases reversed.
What to look out for
Most children assume that the way they see is normal so you cannot rely on them to tell you if things are wrong. As well as getting their eyes tested every two years, look out for the following:
Eye examinations are free-of-charge for children in full-time education.