Getting your child’s eyes tested is very important. Perhaps they struggle to see the board at school which might lead to them falling behind the other students in the class all because they may not realise that they have a problem with their eyes.
You can take your child to a local optician / optometrist for a free sight test under the NHS for children under 16.
We can also do eye tests on younger children too, they do not have to be able to read or talk to have a sight test.
Some common problems that children suffer from:
Take a few minutes to watch the video above to find out more.
As with any condition, the earlier any problems are identified, the better the outcome. If eye problems are not picked up at an early age, the child could end up with permanently reduced vision in one or both eyes.
The College of Optometrists has produced a very useful Infographic explaining all about your child’s eyes. We have included a copy of it below.