“Your kids are as likely to chat with us about football as frames, but we understand the importance of looking after young eyes”

Linklater Opticians

What age should your children get their eyes tested? Well, if you’re concerned about your baby’s eyes you should take them to your GP first. By the age of three or four, however, children should be able to sit comfortably and be co-operative with us in practice. After their first visit, we recommend you get your child’s eyes checked every couple of years. It gets them in the good habit of regular checks, too.

Children and teens need the right glasses, not just for reading or surfing the net, but for school and sports too. Studies show that undiagnosed vision problems in children and teens affect their learning and development, stopping them from reaching their full potential. It’s obvious, really – if your child can’t read the whiteboard at the front of the class, they’re not going to keep up with their lessons. Or if they can’t see the ball on the pitch clearly, they’re not going to perform to their best ability.

For older kids, we don’t patronise, we put them at their ease. We not only talk about eye care with them, but have a laugh too, talking about football or music, as well. Younger children will find we have child-friendly tests to help them. When it comes to younger fashion, we cater for lots of under-16s with a fantastic range of frames in bright colours and funky styles.

Childrens_LinkLaterIf you’re a parent or carer, of course we’ll chat with you about the importance of good eye care, giving you any reassurance or advice you need. We know the importance of protecting young eyes.  Major changes happen as you grow – it’s no exception when it comes to your vision.

That is why it is vital that kids have an accurate assessment. It’s a skill to fit frames to children’s heads – as they grow and develop, their head shape changes. We ensure we get it just right. After all, if your child’s glasses fit properly and are comfortable, they’re more likely to wear them, making both you and them happier.

You qualify for a free NHS-funded sight test if you are under 16 or are 16, 17 or 18 and in full-time education. Whether it’s your six or sixteen year old who needs eye care, we’ll give you the warm welcome we’re known for. If you’ve got any questions about your child’s eyes, feel free to pop in and see us anytime.

Booking your eye examination with us couldn’t be easier. Simply call us on 01322 223113 and speak to a member of our friendly team. Alternatively you can visit our Book an appointment page and we’ll do all the hard work for you.

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