Childrens Optician Kent

As children’s eye care specialists, we understand just how poor vision can have a negative effect on your child’s education. A number of common and easily corrected eye conditions affect children causing many of them to disrupt lessons and struggle with simple reading and writing exercises.

Childrens Optician Kent - School Vision

Tired eyes, squints and soreness around the eyes can cause children to become disgruntled at school. These symptoms could be down to an astigmatism that our optometrist can help to correct.

Your child won’t be able to identify an eye condition so it is important that you are vigilant and look for any changes in the way they focus. Short sighted children will have difficulty focusing on the board at the front of the class while children with long sightedness struggle with reading materials.

Colour vision problems can also affect your child’s learning. It is more common amongst boys and can directly affect career choices as train drivers and pilots amongst other professions require perfect vision.

We recommend that your children have a thorough eye examination at least once every year. You should also ensure that they visit an optometrist before they start school. This will not only give you peace of mind that their vision is protected and cared for but also help them to get the very best opportunity to enjoy their education.

Don't let poor vision stand between your child and academic success.

When your child takes part in reading and writing tasks, do they lack concentration? Do they fidget and complain that words are moving around the page? Maybe your youngster’s reading is slow and disjointed.

If any of the above apply to your child it’s vital that you book for them to have a specialist SchoolVision Assessment.

SchoolVision Assessments closely examine how well your child’s eyes are working together. If there is even the slightest misalignment of the eyes, the brain can suffer from stress as it tries to realign them. It is this stress that can lead to children lacking concentration and struggling with both their academic and recreational activities.

A SchoolVision Assessment involves seven tests that measure the eye’s ability to work together and the speed at which they operate. The test will also measure light sensitivity and colour preference. Results from these specialist tests will detect any weakness in the binocular system, no matter how subtle. These weaknesses would not be able to be detected during a normal eye examination.

Once your child has completed the SchoolVision Assessment we will prescribe the perfect eyewear to realign your little one’s eyes

Poor vision doesn’t just have a big impact upon children’s education but on their confidence also. If you are concerned about your child’s vision, please don’t hesitate to book a SchoolVision Assessment with us at The Village Optician.

The Village Optician

Practice owner and optometrist Leanne Harker qualified as an optometrist in 1990. Leanne loves working in a village setting and wanted to use her optical knowledge and experience to help the local community. The practice team all live in the local area and already know many of our visitors. They are extremely friendly and will be on hand to help you in any way they can.

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