Children's Eye Tests


Whether Glasses are required or not at Parish Opticians your child’s precious eyesight is our priority

“My child does not require glasses or other treatments however an Annual Examination at Parish Opticians gives me priceless peace of mind that she is seeing to the best of her ability, her eyes are healthy and she has been screened for potential future problems”

During an eye examination we always screen for:-

  • Myopia ✓
  • Hyperopia ✓
  • Astigmatism ✓
  • Eye Turns ✓
  • Lazy eye ✓
  • Colour vision variance ✓

…and many more conditions

Did you know the prevalence of myopia has doubled in the UK over the last 50 years

Myopia (short sightedness) is characterised by an elongation of the eyeball as a child grows, causing blurred vision and possible future eye health complications. Over the last few decades there has been a significant increase in myopia. Currently over 50% of university students in the UK are myopic and this percentage is increasing.

Slowing down the progression of myopia

Unfortunately myopia is progressive, increasing as a child grows. However, at last, there are recently developed techniques, scientifically validated, that we use to slow down the progression of myopia. Early detection and treatment can have profound long term benefits.

All children are entitled to an NHS funded eye examination

Book your child a test now