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What to expect

It is a fun experience for children and they enjoy all the technology and measurements, particularly having the chance to see inside their own eyes. Our examinations are tailored to the age of the child using specialised equipment so they do not have to be able to read or talk to be able to perform an eye examination. There is no need for younger children to sit up on the chair if they don’t want to. They can make themselves at home on the floor and their optometrist will join them with their ‘box of tricks’ and while they think they’re having a play, the optometrist will be busy performing the examination. Free eye examinations for children (18 and under).

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A tailored experience for your child.

Our examinations are tailored to the age of the child. They will receive the most comprehensive (and fun!) examination available, at no cost.



Using our high tech equipment to measure:

Visual fields – assessment of your peripheral vision usually using a specially designed machine, however this can also be performed by wiggling fingers in the right place!

Inside the eye – using the various scans and scanners but also using the slit lamp and a handheld lens to do this manually.


With your optometrist

Visual acuity – measurement of vision at a distance and up close for reading. For children who can’t read, we may use shapes and matching games.

Refraction – measurement of glasses (or contact lenses) prescription including specific tests for long and short sightedness as well as measuring any astigmatism.

Binocular vision assessment – various tests and measures to see how eyes are working together as a pair and check the prescription is ‘balanced’. Includes a range of fun tests for children.

Contact Cameron Optometry.

Cameron Optometry Ltd
5 St Vincent Street

Tel: 0131 225 2235
Fax: 0131 220 6013
Email: [email protected]

Opening times 

9.00am – 5.30pm
Monday – Friday

On Tuesdays, our phones go to answerphone until 9.30am to allow for our weekly staff meeting.

You will find further information on visiting our practice in light of the COVID-19 pandemic here.

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