Typical warning signs to look out for:
1: One eye turns in, out, up or down
2: Complains of frequent headaches
3: Frequently rubs eyes or blinks a lot
4: Screws up eyes when reading or watching television
5: Avoids reading, writing or drawing
6: Has difficulty catching a ball
7: Fails to make expected progress at school
8: Develops behavioural or concentration problems at school
Children should have their first eye examination by the age of four, or sooner if any
problems are suspected. The earlier a problem is detected, the more effectively it can be
It doesn’t matter if your child is too young to talk or read a letter chart, as we use a range
of techniques and modern equipment to detect visual problems at any age.
Such equipment used is a computerised test chart which allows us to use pictures,
numbers, shapes as well as letters to check the child’s vision.
We provide free eye tests for all children up to the age of 11. If a child is found to need
spectacles, a contribution is provided by the GHA.
We stock a wide range of spectacles specially designed for children’s faces to choose from.
Many have soft nose pads for extra comfort and sprung hinges to withstand extra wear
and tear. So remember regular eye examinations could be crucial for your child’s health
care and personal development, so don’t delay and contact us for an appointment as soon
as possible.