their first eye examination
Our junior Eye Examinations are not just to seeing if glasses are required, they are also about check their whole visual system.
When your child attends an junior Eye Examination just before starting primary school, you ensure their eyes are developing as expected and ready for the rigours of school life.
with gentle eye examinations
Eye Examination fees for children under 16 and young adults aged 16,17 or 18 and still in full time education, are fully funded by the NHS. The NHS also provide assistance towards the basic costs of glasses, if a prescription is required.
designed for young faces
Our junior frames are designed specifically to fit young facial features. This ensures they are comfortable and allow for a little growing room.
Our qualified Dispensing Opticians carefully guide you and your child through the frame selection process, ensuring the frame is the correct size and bridge fitting.
we offer a lot more than just eye examinations for your child
free second pair of lenses
Although NHS only contribute towards one pair of glasses, we know that most parents like their child to have a spare pair. So when you order one pair of complete glasses for your child, we'll give you a second pair of clear single vision lenses.
Colorimetry is a proven vision therapy using coloured overlay sheets and precision tinted prescription lenses to help with undiagnosed reading difficulties. Jumping words? problems tracking lines of text? visual stress? Colorimetry could help . . .
first time contact lenses
Our first-time contact trials are gentle and include everything required to get them started. We first start with a suitability assessment to ensure younger wearers are suitable and able to wear lenses.
We generally recommend daily disposable lenses as they require no cleaning and are ideal for activities like sport.
Short-sight or myopia can start at around 6 - 13 years of age and continue to get progressively worse until they stop growing. Our myopia control contact lenses can help to slow its progress. For more information speak to one of our accredited Opticians when you child next attends an appointment with us.
Our junior frames can also be made up as sunglasses.
Lenses include 100% protection from harmful UV and a choice of tint colours and coatings. With our free second pair of lenses for children, it's an ideal opportunity to ensure your child's eyes are fully protected from bright sunlight and UV.
Ever dreamt of having clear vision without the need to wear lenses or glasses during the day? Now you can with our advanced EyeDream OrthoK vision therapy. By mapping the surface of your eye using Corneal Topography, a unique Orthokeratology contact lens is manufactured just for you. You only have to wear the lenses while sleeping, during which time the power of your cornea is gently altered. Once you remove them in the morning your vision is effectively normal during the day. EyeDream Vision Therapy is available for adults and children, but only if you're short sighted.
classic rayban - just smaller
All the retro style and quality of a genuine Ray Ban frame but specifically designed for smaller faces.
If you're looking for an iconic frame style that will cope with all the demands they put on glasses then look no further.
clarity in the pool
Our extensive range of prescription swimming goggles are available in ready made or full prescription and come in a wide variety of sizes and colours. Ideal when you have trouble keeping them out of the water.
protection on the pitch
It's gradually becoming mandatory with junior sports like football and rugby for children who normally wear glasses to instead wear sports protective eyewear. We offer a number of options including RFU accredited sports eyewear, also suitable for football, and daily contact lenses for slightly older children.
signs of a squint
Our junior Eye Examinations will check for this fairly common condition in young children, which if left unchecked can lead to permanent poor vision.
Colour vision defects are present at birth with younger children generally unaware they see colours differently. These defects remain with us for life, so it's important to identify them early.
there are plenty of good reasons to visit us . . .