Childrens Eye care
Good vision is essential in child development and regular eye examinations are the key to good vision.
At Vision Optique we take your child's eye care seriously. We also care that your child feels comfortable whilst here and go to great lengths to ensure they enjoy their experience. Most children (and parents!) arrive slightly apprehensive but they all leave with a smile on their faces! The eye test comprises of lots of 'games' and every child gets lots of encouragment throughout the process.
Should your precious young one need glasses, they'll be spoilt for choice as every frame at Vision Optique London has been hand picked for quality, style and design. We are passionate that your child look amazing in glasses that fit perfectly and that their confidence is elevated in them. Your childs personality and preferences will be taken into consideration when picking the ideal pair and their feelings and opinions will be considered with sensitivity. They'll love wearing their new specs!
Our optometrist will tell you how to look after the glasses and when to wear them as well as check the fit of the frame and ensure the prescirption is perfect before you leave. You and your child are welcome and even encouraged to ask any questions at any part of the eye test or fitting process; It's a great opportunity to learn about eyes and how to best look after them in a relaxed environment.
Research has shown that one in five school children have an undetected eye problem. As 80% of a child’s learning occurs visually, many children cannot see well enough to reach their full potential or enjoy everyday childhood activities as much as they could.
A child may not realise if their vision is not clear – they assume the way they see is normal. Therefore regular eye examinations are advised for all children under the age of 16 at least once a year.
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
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 e.g computerised test charts which has pictures, numbers, shapes as well as letters to check your child's vision.
Vision Optique London provides free NHS eye tests for all children under 16 and those under 19 and in full time education. If a child is found to need spectacles, a contribution is provided by the NHS.
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.
Regular eye examinations could be crucial for your child’s health care and personal development. Please call Vision Optique London on 020 8748 4499 for an appointment.