Children's eye care
We are very happy to see children from the age of 4 (pre-school) for a full NHS eye test. At this age we can usually perform most tests to check the eye health, eye co-ordination and requirement, or not, for spectacles.
As with the majority of medical conditions, the sooner eye problems are diagnosed the more likely they are to be successfully treated. However, in most cases children aren’t even aware they have eye conditions, so don’t rely on them to tell you. Problems with vision can mean difficulty seeing the board or reading at school, which can quickly develop into boredom, disruptive behaviour and even a lack of interest in education altogether. For this reason, it’s important to make sure your child has their eyes tested regularly.