We accept children's HSE optical vouchers
Our children’s vision develops from birth to around eight years of age. It is during this time that problems with their vision such as amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus (turning of the eye) and hypermetropia (long-sightedness) may develop. These are all generally correctable with glasses but only if the issue is detected early enough.
We recommended that children under twelve have their eyes examined every year.
At Stepaside Eyecare we have tested the eyes of children younger than 24 months. This can be done by looking at their eyes with a special light called a retinoscope which shows if there is a significant defect in their vision. Older children can use letter matching of pictures to let us know how their vision is developing. Children are normally referred on to an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) for assessment.
At Stepaside Eyecare we have a dedicated kid's area (pictured right) where your little ones can have fun, try on their new frames and feel comfortable in their surroundings.
Like a lot of things, vision can change very quickly in the early teenage years. This can be the time when short-sightedness (Myopia) and astigmatism creep in and cause blurred vision, leading to difficulty in class or playing sports. These issues are easily correctable with glasses and contact lenses.
We recommend that children over the age of twelve have their eyes examined at least every two years.