Kids Go Free

Many children have an undetected eye problems which can affect their school work. Conditions such as lazy eye can become permanent without early treatment. Children under 16yrs have free eye examinations on the NHS. We recommend that children have an eye exam every year until the age of 16 years. We are pleased to offer coloured overlay assessments for children with reading difficulties.

Kids’ eyes need protection too.

Parents understand that their children's skin is prone to sunburn and protect it with sun cream. Yet most parents may not realise the need to also protect their children's eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays and glare. The simple fact is, children are more at risk of experiencing the eye-damaging effects of UV exposure than adults – for a number of reasons.

For example:Did you know that the average child receives 3 times the annual UV exposure as an adult?

In a child under 10 years of age; the lens in the eye allows more than 6 times the amount of UV radiation to penetrate than an adult's eye.