Eye Care for Life Kids and Teenagers

A pre-school child will generally not complain about their eyes because they think the way they see is the way everyone sees. However, about 10% of children this age has an eye or vision problem. For this reason, it is advisable that before the age of 3 your child has a thorough optometric examination to make sure their eyes are developing properly. The younger a child is when a visual problem is detected, the higher the chances of successful treatment. As a child progresses through school they face increasing demands on their visual abilities and because vision can change frequently during the school years, regular eye examinations are important.

Eye protection should be considered for children, particularly if they require a visual correction and are involved in sports. All children’s eyes should be protected from possible long-term damage caused by UV radiation and sunlight. Children are particularly vulnerable to UV damage because they have larger pupils and clearer lenses. All the spectacle lenses we supply to children are impact resistant and UV blocking, and we recommend 100% UV blocking contact lenses.

A basic NHS Eye Exam includes:

  • History and Symptoms
  • Vision Assessment and refractive status
  • Binocular function and ocular balance assessment
  • Internal and external ocular health
  • Colour vision assessment

In addition, we may recommend the following extended clinical procedures:

  • Ultra-widefield true colour retinal imaging
  • Standard retinal imaging
  • Optical Coherence tomography
    • Macular Scan
    • Retinal nerve fibre layer scan
    • Anterior chamber scan
    • Corneal scan
  • Corneal topography
  • Automated corneal shape measurement
  • Macular Pigment density testing
  • Reading speed assessment
  • Orthoptic and eye dominance assessment
  • Overlay assessment
  • Colourimetry assessment
  • Anterior eye imaging
  • Contact lens assessment if required
  • Fundus autofluorescence
Procedure Included in NHS Eye Care for Life
Vision and refractive status
Binocular status assessment
Internal and external ocular health
Visual field analysis
Contact pachymetry
Standard retinal photography
Ultra-widefield true colour retinal imaging
Fundus Autofluorescence
Macular OCT
Macular Pigment density scan
Macular/ Retinal risk analysis
Optic nerve and nerve fibre OCT
OCT Pachymetry
OCT Goniometry
Glaucoma Risk Analysis
Corneal Topography
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