Your children's eyecare

Scrivens Children’s Opticians

Providing opticians & hearing care since 1938

Protect your childrens’ eyesight

At Scrivens Children’s Opticians, we put your child’s eyecare first in everything we do. Whether that’s helping to protect their vision, finding children’s frames that they love, or assessing and regularly monitoring their eyesight, our highly experienced team are here to help. 

Offering friendly, professional help and advice, and a wide choice of glasses, specially designed for kids, pop into your nearest branch and book your son or daughter a free children’s NHS eye test.

The importance of eye tests for children

As children grow, their eyes are changing and their vision is developing, so it is critical to identify and correct any visual defects early on. Poor eyesight can lead to  issues affecting children’s development, school performance, professional opportunities, and quality of life.

Being able to detect any issues with sight at this crucial stage of development and education can also help to ensure your child doesn’t fall behind due to difficulty seeing the board, for example.

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Get an NHS children’s eye test

All children should have a full eye examination before they start primary school and be regularly checked throughout their school life. This is why the NHS offers all children under 16, or under 19, and in full-time education, free eye tests that you can book at your nearest branch of Scrivens Opticians. 

Your child’s eye test will be carried out by one of our experienced optometrists, and any problems with their vision or overall eyesight will be flagged during the test.

NHS Entitlement

Find the perfect frames for your child

At Scrivens Opticians, you’ll find fun, fashionable, and affordable children’s frames, including popular designer brands and a selection of free NHS prescription glasses for kids. Some children are wary when it comes to wearing something that will change their usual appearance, and this can make finding a pair of glasses that they like a stressful experience for them – and for you! Our goal is to take the stress out of finding the perfect pair of kid’s glasses. 

Our children’s frames are tough enough to withstand even the most adventurous playtimes. At Scrivens Opticians, you can now pick up a pair of kid’s glasses for free and get a second pair for just £15. Just pop into your nearest branch of Scrivens and speak to our experts.

NHS children’s frames

Children under 16 or under 19 and in full-time education are entitled to an NHS voucher for help towards the cost of frames. At Scrivens you will find a wide range of free NHS prescription frames to find the one that suits your kid best.

Designer frames for kids

It’s definitely a good idea to pick up a second pair of kid’s glasses, whether it’s to give your child an alternative look with a pair of designer frames, or simply to have a backup pair of glasses just in case your child loses or damages their first pair. Browse our wide collection of designer frames for trendy kids.

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Get children’s contact lenses

If your child is active and sporty, glasses can limit their freedom. Contact lenses are designed with adventure in mind, giving children the extra confidence they need to be able to give their all to the activities they love. We also provide specific contact lenses to help manage childhood short-sightedness (myopia)

Save 15% off with Scrivens Opticians 

We offer a free contact lens trial to children so that they can try wearing contact lenses for a while and see how they feel before you decide whether to buy them or not. If your child prefers to wear contact lenses, you can now sign-up to Lensplan and save 15% off our hassle-free direct debit, delivery service.

Book a free contact lenses trial