Posted on 10th August 2017
Pre-school vision screening should not negate the need for a comprehensive pre-school eye examination.
In Scotland, we are fortunate that all children receive a Pre-School Orthoptic Vision Screening (POVS) the year before starting school. These are helpful tests promoting early detection of vision problems in children, including a sight test (a test of how well your child can see), as well as identifying issues like a squint or a lazy eye. However, they do not replace the need for a full eye examination with an optometrist.
Here is what you can expect from a comprehensive eye examination (which is entirely free-of-charge):
A thorough eye examination checks for vision, eye health and can also pick up several indicators where there might be a wider health issue apparent through these in-depth tests, making it all the more worthwhile.
So, if your child had their eye test at pre-school, firstly we hope all was fine, but please also ensure that they have a comprehensive eye examination at least every two years from around age four. It is free and at Cameron Optometry we provide the most thorough assessment available by an award-winning team of optometrists all of whom have extensive expertise in dealing with the most complex eye conditions, so your child will be in safe hands.
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