Childrens eyecare is a priority at Blankstones. We pride ourselves in providing a full service to all of our young patients and often provide free prescription spectacles.
One in five school children has an undetected eye problem.
80% of a child’s learning occurs visually. So if children have poor vision, they’ll find it difficult to learn at school and reach their full potential. Nor will they enjoy everyday childhood activities as much as they could.
Without early treatment, vision defects such as ‘lazy eye’ can become permanent disabilities.
Regular eye examinations could be crucial for your child’s healthcare and personal development.
Good eyesight is every child’s passport to the future. Yet it’s easy for parents to think there’s nothing wrong with their child’s sight, not realising that vision can change quickly as young eyes develop. Also some children may not recognise they have a visual problem.
That’s why annual eye examinations for children are recommended. Of course, if you suspect that something is wrong with your child’s eyesight, you should make an appointment with us as soon as possible.
The NHS offers FREE eye test to all children under 16 and full-time students under 19. And if your child does need glasses, you’ll receive a contribution towards the cost and be able to choose from a wide range of spectacles specially designed for children’s faces.
A selected range of children’s spectacles are completely FREE with an NHS voucher. We also carry ranges by Barbie, Superman and Action Man
Poor vision warning signs:
- Excessive blinking
- Peering closely at books and TV
- Bumping into objects
- Poor performances at school