Childrens Eye Test

Hepworth and Hall opticians provide sight tests for all ages, children under the age of 16 are entitled to a free test on the National Health Service

FAQs

65% of children are visual learners. We can give your child’s eye health the care it deserves.
  • From what age should my child be having eye tests?
    Children should be having yearly eye tests by the age of 2. Young children rarely complain about their sight, but often show through their behaviour that there is a problem with their vision. This can include sitting very close to the TV, rubbing their eyes a lot, holding objects too close to the face, blinking excessively or one eye turning either in or out.
  • How much does it cost for children’s sight tests? If your child is 16 or under, or age 16 - 18 in full time education their sight test is FREE on the National Health Service (NHS). Children do not need to be able to read for a test to be accurate; we have tests specifically designed for children and the optometrist will be happy to modify the test for your child.
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Further knowlegde

  • Does my child need to be able to read to have a sight test?
    Children do not need to be able to read for a test to be accurate. We have tests specifically designed for children and the optometrist will be happy to modify the test to suit your child’s need.
  • How long do children’s eye tests take?
    The sight test usually takes 20 minutes to complete
  • What happens if a child damages of loses their glasses?
    Children under the age of 16 can have free replacement glasses at Hepworth & Hall if they damage or lose their spectacles.

It is important for all children to have regular sight tests, but if there is a history of eye problems in your family, including needing glasses, squints or ‘lazy eyes’, it is vital that your child’s eye health is monitored an early age.

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