Children

Children

Children

Your children's eyesight is very important!

 

That's why at Vision 2 we cater for all age groups, with frames to suit from babies to teenagers. Most preschool and primary school children will be assessed through the school or the health board, and parents can bring their prescription to vision 2 for dispensing. If parents are concerned about their child's eyesight, our optometrists can carry out an assessment in practice, but there are occasions, when drops may need to be put into their eyes to uncover the true prescription, and referral to an eye doctor may also be necessary.

 

Children can have shortsighted (myopia)longsighted (hyperopia) or astigmatic eyes just like adults and there also may be a squint or turn in their eyes. Their whole visual system is very flexible up until approximately 6/7 years of age; therefore it is very important that all children be assessed early to detect any difficulty.

 

With the use of digital devices as an everyday activity this occurrence of myopia is expected to increase significantly. Being able to have your child's myopia diagnosed early not only corrects their vision now, but can help slow the progression and preserve their vision and eye health for their future by an average of 60% and can halt it by 21.5%.  For further information on myopia managemnet please click here.

 

Our qualified Opticians are all accredited in prescribing and dispensing these specialist lenses to your child, having undergone a rigorous training programme to ensure they can give you the best advice and service during this period of myopia management.

 

What parents should watch for:

  • A child that sits very close to the T.V.
  • Covers one eye with their hand when looking at something
  • An eye that turns in only when they are tired
  • The appearance of a white pupil
  • Holding a book very close to their eyes
  • A child that squeezes their eyes up to see things in the distance

Due to each child needing individual fitting, we recommend that all children's frames be fitted in the practice. Call instore today to see our extensive range of frames including Rayban, Oakley, Rockstar, Zips and our brand new Nano frames.

 

  • Tiffany & Co
  • Guess
  • Bolle
  • Cocoa Mint
  • Tom Ford
  • RayBan
  • Furla
  • Oakley
  • Gucci
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