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Seeing through the eyes of a child

Post on 21st February 2018

Half term is a chance to spend quality time with our children, enjoying fun activities and seeing the world through their eyes.

The responsibility of a child’s health and development cannot be underestimated which is why it’s important to have your child’s eyesight checked regularly.

As children grow their eyes change, but it’s not as obvious as when they grow out of their clothes and shoes. It needs an expert’s eye.

Even though most children get a basic check of their eyes in reception years at school, this does not always check everything that is covered in a full eye examination at an opticians.

Being able to see properly is vital to a child’s learning and undiagnosed sight problems can be detrimental to a child’s achievement, behaviour and enjoyment of school.

Many vision problems have their beginnings in childhood, when they’re much easier to correct. The first eight years of a child’s life are critical for eye and vision development, when particular problems can only by corrected if treatment starts at a young age.

We recommend that parents get their children’s eyes tested every two years. Eye tests for children are free of charge, as are prescription glasses if required.

So why not use some of the time this half term to book an eye test?

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