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Children's Eyecare

child eye exam at Heals Opticians

Caring for their vision

Children may not realise they have a vision problem, so a regular eye examination checks to see whether their eyes are healthy and to identify vision problems early on.


Undiagnosed eye conditions may affect their education and development, so it’s important for kids to have an eye test whether you suspect they are struggling or not.

Kids eye tests are free on the NHS for children under the age of 16 and for young people under 19 in full time education.


If your child needs to wear corrective eyewear, the NHS also helps towards the cost of glasses and contact lenses.


To learn more, please contact a member of our team to find out what help is available.

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A child's first eye test

Children can have their eyes tested at any age. They do not need to read or even speak for us to be able to check their vision is developing correctly.


We recommend annual eye tests but if you have any concerns or a history of childhood eye problems in your family such as a lazy eye or a squint then we always advise coming in to see us for your peace of mind.

If you have any questions or concerns prior to your child's first appointment with us, please get in touch and we will be happy to help.


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