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Eye Tests

Importance of Eye Tests
Vision is one of the most significant and valued senses we have. Clear vision involves a complex and intricate process of gathering, focusing and translating light into images. As we get older, the eye and its sensitive mechanisms are susceptible to damage and disease. Being alert to changes in vision is important in picking up eye diseases.
 Child's Sight Test
      Good vision is very important to children because so much of what they learn is taken in through their eyes. We advice that children should have their first eye examination at around three years old. Learning difficulties can sometimes be caused by uncorrected vision problems, so the earlier they can be detected, the better the chance of correcting them.

      Your child doesn't have to be able to read to have an eye examination. First, the optician will ask about any family eyesight problems and whether the child has any difficulty playing games, looking at pictures or seeing small objects. Then several child-friendly tests will be undertaken, after which the optician will discuss the results with you.

      So by the time your child is old enough to start school, you'll be fully aware of any eye health problems they may have.
How do you know if your child has an eye problem?
      During the first 12 years of our lives, as much as 80% of learning is accomplished through our vision. Yet, one out of every four children has an undetected vision problem that may inhibit their progress. It can be difficult to spot. Children have no way of knowing if what they see is any different from what others can see. But there are a number of tell-tale signs you can look out for, for example: Your child is sitting too close to the TV; they rub their eyes repeatedly; are they clumsy; do they squint?
Our children's glasses are built to last
      Children's glasses are specifically designed to fit small faces. There are lots of features and special lenses you can choose to ensure their glasses fit comfortably and will survive the rough and tumble of a busy active life.
Teenagers Sight Test
      It's very important for young people to get into the habit of having regular eye examinations. Uncorrected vision problems can affect all aspects of their lives: their studies at school or university; their job; even their social life or ability to play sport.

      It seems teenagers either love something or hate it. So when it comes to glasses it's important to give them choices to allow them to get the look they want. They can select from our entire children's range, including our most attractive and sturdy designs. Older children who need an adult size or prefer an adult style can choose from a selected range.

      In their mid to late teens many kids start clamouring for contact lenses, either for occasional or regular wear. These are now available in a wide range of prescriptions. The price has come down too and we have a number of schemes available which can include a full aftercare service and free home delivery. You can also buy online.
      If you are a parent, you can spend so much time worrying about your child's health that you forget about your own. We recoment, it's important that you have regular sight tests. So next time you make an appointment for your son or daughter, why not book a time for yourself as well.

Childproof glasses

      Glasses aren't toys - but kids don't know that! They seem to like nothing better than grabbing your glasses off your face, or playing with them when they find them lying around the house. No problem. You can wear glasses with flexible frames, which retain their shape even after being bent and twisted, and choose scratch resistant lenses.

Contact lenses

      Practical and now affordable, contact lenses are ideal for those with busy lives. Modern lenses are comfortable and easy to look after. We have lenses to suit all lifestyles.

Presbyopia - a natural change in sight

      When you reach your 40's your eyesight starts to change. Presbyopia, or blurred near vision, affects everyone sooner or later. Don't panic - you just need an eye test to determine which eyewear is right for you.


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