0141 339 1720

251 Byres Road, Hillhead, Glasgow, G12 8UB
(Opposite Hillhead Underground Station)

Children's Eyecare

Good vision is essential in childhood development and regular eye examinations are the key to good vision.

Research has shown that one in five school children have an undetected eye problem. As 80% of a child’s learning occurs visually, many children cannot see well enough to reach their full potential or enjoy everyday childhood activities as much as they could.

A child may not realise if their vision is not clear – they assume the way they see is normal. Therefore regular eye examinations are advised for all children under the age of 16 at least once a year.

Typical warning signs to look out for:

  • One eye turns in, out, up or down
  • Complaints of frequent headaches
  • Frequently rubs eyes or blinks a lot
  • Screws up eyes when reading or watching television
  • Avoids reading, writing or drawing
  • Has difficulty catching a ball
  • Fails to make expected progress at school
  • Develops behavioural or concentration problems at school

 

Children should have their first eye examination by the age of four, sooner if any problems are suspected. The earlier a problem is detected, the more effectively it can be treated.

It doesn't matter if your child is too young to talk or read a letter chart, as we use a range of techniques and modern equipment to detect visual problems at any age.

Such equipment used is a computerised test chart which allows us to use pictures, numbers, shapes as well as letters to check the child's vision.

In Scotland the NHS will cover the cost of your eye examination. Children under 19 years old also get a financial contribution towards spectacles or contact lenses, should they be required.

We stock a wide range of spectacles specially designed for children’s faces to choose from. Many have soft nose pads for extra comfort and sprung hinges to withstand extra wear and tear. So remember, regular eye examinations could be crucial for your child’s health care and personal development, so don’t delay and contact us for an appointment as soon as possible.

Back Next
×

Christmas and New Year Opening Times

Saturday 24th December 9am - 1pm
Sunday 25th December CLOSED
Monday 26th December CLOSED
Tuesday 27th December CLOSED
Wednesday 28th December 9am - 5:30pm
Thursday 29th December 9am - 5:30pm
Friday 30th December 9am - 5:30pm
Saturday 31st December 9am - 1pm
Sunday 1st January CLOSED
Monday 2nd January CLOSED
Tuesday 3rd January CLOSED
Wednesday 4th January Open