Children’s Eye care
Looking after children’s eye health is vital.
Every child under the age of 16 is entitled to a free NHS eye examination, also if in full-time education and under 18 years of age.
Children are never too young to have their eyes tested, and did you know they do not have to be able to read.
Regular eye examinations for children are so important, especially during the early days of education to ensure they can learn to their full potential. Up to 5 million children in the UK currently have undetected visual problems. If there is a family history of any sort of eye conditions, squints or lazy eye for example, the earlier the problem is detected the better.
Molsom & Associates also work hard at educating children about the importance of eye health. We visit primary schools in and around Spalding every year with Sydney the bear! Bridget, one of our Lens Experts, will show the children what an eye examination is and help to show them why it is important to have regular check ups and that there really is nothing to worry about! With fun facts and interactive opportunities the aim of these visits is to ensure all younger children go for an eye exam. With an interactive session looking at contact lenses, colour vision, polarised sunglasses and 3D vision. These visits can be booked by calling Bridget at the practise 01775 713366. We will also visit pre-schools with a shorter talk if required.
We stock a great range of children’s spectacles and sunglasses, so call us to book an appointment in one of our special after school children’s clinics.
Take a look at the link below which gives you key eyesight milestones, from the College of Optometrists and also a short video on eye health in children.
Choosing children’s spectacles has never been clearer….
Using your NHS voucher you will receive the Essilor Airwear Crizal Easy branded lenses. The benefits are;
*Easier to clean
Simply choose your frame and the price for your child’s complete spectacle is listed below….
£19 Frame total cost £24 – Zips frames available in this price range.
£39 Frame total cost £44 – Rock star frames available in this price range.
£59 Frame total cost £64 – Minion Frames available in this price range.
£69 Frame total cost £74 – Nike frames available in this price range.