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Children’s Eyecare

If children find it difficult to see what’s on the board or computer screen, they’re far more likely than other children to become frustrated with the whole learning process and consequently underperform.

It is recommended that children have their eyes tested by the age of 3 – and certainly before starting school. From then on they should be checked at least every 2 years or more often if recommended.

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If children find it difficult to see what’s on the board or computer screen, they’re far more likely than other children to become frustrated with the whole learning process and consequently underperform. It is recommended that children have their eyes tested by the age of 3 – and certainly before starting school. From then on they should be checked at least every 2 years or more often if recommended.

Children Contact Lens Fitting

If children and teenagers don’t like the way they look in glasses, it can affect their confidence, their personality and even their performance at school. Contact lenses offer a safe and convenient alternative to glasses and can have a positive effect on how youngsters feel about themselves.

Lots of children wear contact lenses. The average age for starting to wear contact lenses is between 12-15, but children younger than that can, with support from Mum or Dad, wear lenses. Success depends more on maturity, responsibility and attitude than age. When properly cared for, and worn as instructed, contact lenses are a healthy option for correcting vision.

Unlike glasses, soft contact lenses won’t break while they’re being worn, and they aren’t likely to pop out or be damaged during sporting activities. Daily disposables are increasingly popular with children and teenagers, and because they require no cleaning they’re hassle-free and hygiene is much less of an issue.

Colour overlay assessment for adults and children with dyslexia

  • Blurred letters, or words which go out of focus.
  • Letters which move or present with back to front appearance or shimmering or shaking.
  • Headaches from reading.
  • Words or letters which break into two and appear as double.
  • Find it easier to read large, widely spaced print, than small and crowded.
  • Difficulty with tracking across the page.
  • Upset by glare on the page or oversensitive to bright lights.

Research has shown that many people with dyslexia are sensitive to the glare of white backgrounds on a page. The positive news is that these symptoms can often be relieved by the use of coloured overlays. Cerium Coloured Overlays provide a quick, easy and efficient way to test whether using colour would be of benefit. An overlay assessment takes around 30 minutes. During the test we can determine which particular colour works best for each individual, in terms of an improvement while reading. And if a colour is successfully selected, we can provide the overlays. If needed, we’ll arrange a review 3 months later.