Eye Care for Life - Kids & Teens

For children and teenagers from infancy to around age 19* to ensure healthy visual development

Frequency of consultation typically 6 - 12 months

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 have 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 statusPeter Ivins Eye Care - Childrens Eye Experts Glasgow
  • Binocular function and ocular balance assessment
  • Internal and external ocular health
  • Colour vision assessment

In addition we may recommend the following extended clinical procedures:

  • Automated corneal shape measurement
  • Retinal imaging
  • Reading speedassessment
  • Orthoptic and eye dominance assessment
  • Anterior eye imaging
  • Contact lens assessment if required 


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