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We offer free NHS eye examinations for children up to the age of 16, and until 18 if in full time education.

 It cannot be said enough how important it is to get your children's eyes tested, even if you have no concerns about their vision. Children can develop a prescription at a very young age and, as they have never experienced 'normal' vision, they think they are seeing as they should be and won't complain of any vision problems. Furthermore, even if they have good vision for their age, it is important to look inside their eyes and check they are healthy. Remember, it's not just adults who develop health problems, and some of these conditions can be detected in their eyes, for example type 1 Diabetes or juvenile Arthritis.

For children we usually recommend an annual eye test, or more frequent if your child's prescription is changing more often than we'd expect.

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