John Laverty Opticians offers child-friendly tests that will tell us – and you – everything we need to know about your child’s eye health. Children don’t have to be able to read to have an eye test. You can trust us to do the same careful eye exam on your child that we would do for our own children.
We’ll ask you about family history and check your child’s sight against expected levels of development for their age. We’ll assess their vision and see if it needs correcting, then discuss the results clearly with you.
Children qualify for an NHS voucher and at John Laverty Opticians we have a great range of free kids glasses ranging from coloured metals to funky plastics and also a selection of quality frames from designer brands such as RayBan and Eyestuff for those who wish to upgrade from the voucher value glasses.
Here is a short video we made of one of our patients, Jessie (8) who wanted to play rugby and was fitted with soft contact lenses for this purpose.
Once they’ve had their first eye exam, your child will soon get into the habit of having their eyes checked regularly. We like to see children at least every year to ensure we and you are looking after their precious sight and to help you with any questions you have about your child’s vision. Come in with your child to see us anytime. Older children may be interested in contact lenses – click here for more information.
If your child suffers from Autism or needs a quieter appointment just let one of our staff know when booking the sight test and we will adjust our environment to make the experience as comfortable as possible.
We also provide a visual stress assessment for any children who are struggling with their reading in school. This is a private procedure involving coloured overlays and if you would like more information please get in touch.