WHAT TO EXPECT FROM OUR FRIENDLY, EXPERIENCED OPTOMETRIST
Squinting and complaints of headaches when using screens can signal it's time to book an eye test. We understand the prospect of this can be nerve-wracking, particularly for children who haven't visited us before and don't know what to expect. Rest assured, along with an accurate diagnosis from our friendly and experienced optometrist, we're here to make the experience fun and interesting — for your child and you.
FREE SELECTED RANGE AND NHS ENTITLEMENTS
What if my child needs glasses, you ask? That's easy: we have a fabulous selection to choose from, including a free selected range with NHS entitlements.
DID YOU KNOW?
Important information regarding your child's vision from accredited NHS practitioners.
1 IN 5
That's how many school-aged children have an undetected eye problem. We provide free eye tests for children under 18 years of age, along with a friendly discussion regarding your child's eye care and diagnosis.
Without early treatment, vision defects such as a lazy eye will become a permanent disability — particularly if the condition isn't identified before the age of 5. With that in mind, you can understand how early screening is crucial.
This is how much of your child's learning occurs visually. If your child has poor vision, they won't enjoy everyday activities as much as they could, and they'll find it harder to learn and realise their full potential.
This is approximately how many parents are not aware of the free service provided for children by optometrists. Regular eye examinations are crucial for your child's healthcare and development.
TELLTALE SIGNS OF VISION ISSUES
A child's vision can change quickly as their young eyes develop. It's with this in mind that AMS Ophthalmic Opticians recommend annual eye examinations for children. Wondering whether an eye test is needed? There are some signs that you should look out for that can indicate a visual problem with your child, including:
PEERING CLOSELY TO SEE
BUMPING INTO OBJECTS
POOR SCHOOL PERFORMANCE
If there are any dyslexic tendencies, overlaying coloured sheets can help enormously. If you have any doubt, we can check to see if their reading ability can be improved by this method.