Posted on 11th August 2020
We are normally inundated with children visiting the practice during the summer months, with parents and carers booking in an eye examination, along with a fitting for school shoes, stationery orders, labelling umpteen items and everything else, on what always seems like a mammoth to do list before children return to the classroom. This year has been very different…
Everyone is playing catch up as we try to return to some sort of normality. We are now open for routine eye examinations. The wait is a little longer as we have one less examination room open, but we’re here and we’d love to see your child. In an ideal, pre-Covid-19, world, we would advise that all children have their first eye examination before they start primary one, then at least every two years thereafter, but sooner if you have any causes for concern. That said, please don’t worry if your child is kicking off the new term without having had their eyes examined.
This video (filmed last year) gives you an idea of what to look out for, indicators that your child may have issues with their vision. We recommend you still get your child booked in as soon as you can, but in the meantime, as they start back to school, look out for these signs that may suggest there is an issue.
Remember, eye examinations for children are free, and check not only the way your child sees, but also the scans we take, look for issues relating to eye health and can also show signs of other health issues, so it is definitely worth getting your child booked in when you can.
We look forward to seeing everyone soon.
05th October 2021
We've definitely seen more cases of myopia in children (short-sightedness) this year, quite possibly due to more screen time in the past 18 months. It's easy to say - "reduce screen time" - but we kno...Read more