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Signs children need an eye examination

Don't forget all children should visit the Optometrist every year (or more often if advised)

Eye tests are FREE under the NHS until children are 16, contact us to find out more

Many high street Opticians do not test children’s eyes until age 5, we test from age 2.

We have easy Online Booking for appointments or call 020 8759 9395

Signs children need an eye examination:

  • One of their eyes turns in or out, this is often easier to spot when they are tired

  • They have red eyes, watery eyes, or rub their eyes lots (except when they are tired, which is normal), or are sensitive to light

  • They are clumsy or do not have good hand eye co-ordination

  • They screw up their eyes or frown, or close one eye when they are watching TV or reading

  • They sit very close to the TV, read or hold objects close to their face

  • They avoid reading, writing, drawing or playing sports

  • They are not doing as well as they could at nursery or school or have behaviour or concentration problems

  • They complain about unexplained headaches, or blurred or double vision

  • There is a 'white reflex' in photos. This looks similar to red-eye (except it is white). If you notice it, seek medical attention immediately as it is very serious.

  • Any unexplained problems

They should especially have an eye test if:

  • Other people in the family needed to wear spectacles when they were young

  • Your child has special needs, as they are more likely to have eye problems

  • There is a history of squints or lazy eye in the family

Ideally located near the Heathrow airport in the London Borough of Hounslow, Cranford Opticians can be easily reached from Twickenham, Feltham, Richmond , Teddington, Whitton, Hayes, Heston, Harlington, Southall, Staines, Ashford, Stanwell, Sunbury and many other areas in London and Surrey.

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