Who's Ready for School?

Who's Ready for School?

Children with undetected vision problems often have trouble with their school work.

Eye examinations for children play an important role in ensuring normal vision development and academic achievement. Vision is closely linked to the learning process and children with undetected vision problems often have trouble with their schoolwork.

Young children rarely complain of vision problems simply because they don’t know what “normal” vision looks like.

We recommend that all children should have their eyes examined before (or soon after) they start school. 

Children can be examined at any age and don't need to be able to read letters. If there is a family history of lazy eye or Strabismus (eye-turn), have their eyes examined as soon as possible - even as a baby. If you feel that your child is struggling with their schoolwork, be sure to have their eyes examined by one of our Opticians to rule out any underlying visual cause.

Call any of our practices today to book a free eye test for your child - eye examinations are free for children under 16 (and under 19 in full time education). 

Mackey Opticians

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