Children see the world in a different way, and we readily adapt our practises to help them relax. We take special care to keep your child calm, whether that’s by spending that extra time to talk to them about their day, or to put them at ease by playing their favourite music.
We work closely with the local Orthoptic clinics to help children overcome their eye problems in a fun, relaxed, friendly environment. A visit to us is generally less stressful for children than going to hospital. Often, children we have referred are discharged back to us early, because the local hospital clinics trust us to monitor their care.
As long as they fit, we will always back the child’s choice of frame for their glasses. For us, if the child likes their glasses, they will want to wear them, so we strongly believe they should have an input into the frames they choose. Even if they are bright green and don’t match anything, they have to love them!
Eye tests for children
How good is your child’s vision? Has it ever been tested? Many people don’t realise that children’s examinations are covered by the NHS so not only is there no charge to you, it’s a vital health check that can mean detection and management of many eye conditions which may otherwise go unnoticed. The school check is only a basic screening test and not a full examination so many conditions will not be picked up during this.
Children learn to cope with whatever vision they have and may not realise that they don’t see as well as their peers, or if only 1 eye is not seeing the child may never mention it.
Many problems such as amblyopia (“lazy eye”) or a squint may not be possible to treat beyond the age of 7, so it is vital that all children have regular sight tests.
We have a wide range of childrens eyewear including many well known names like Barbie, Hannah Montana and Batman. Also stocked is the exclusive “Erins World” glasses designed for children with Down’s Syndrome which have a higher bridge to fit them much more comfortably. With an extensive range of childrens glasses we can be sure to find something they will love to wear!