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.
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. Proper vision care will allow your child to reach their full academic potential.
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 family or carers, 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.
We offer friendly and thorough eye examinations, as well as a number of other services to help you take care of your child's eyes and make the most of their vision.