We encourage all children to have an eye examination before starting school. Eye tests are free on the NHS for all children under 16 years old.
Research suggests that one in five school children have an undetected eye problem. This is why we promote regular eye examinations from a young age. It has become widely recognised that without good vision children can experience developmental setbacks and lack in confidence.
Some eye conditions are recognisable before they become obvious to parents. Early diagnosis can be vital for effective treatment and to help a child’s development, both visually and in their ability to learn. Did you know a child does not have to be able to read to have an eye examination? Children who have not yet reached school age can still benefit from an assessment.
At Drage and Tozer our staff provide a welcoming environment to encourage youngsters to feel at ease during their visit to the opticians. We understand how intimidating it can be and therefore like to make the experience as fun and enjoyable as possible.