CHILDREN &
TEENAGERS

WE VALUE THE EARLY YEARS AND

KNOW YOU DO TOO

It’s never too early to start considering your child’s vision. It is widely recognised that without good vision, children can experience developmental setbacks that could easily be avoided with simple and regular eye examinations.
AT TK&S YOU ARE

IN GOOD HANDS

It is statistically proven that 20 per cent of children see print this way:

These children cannot control their eye movements at close ranges, and as a result they fight double vision every day, especially when reading.  Others may struggle with print that blurs or appears to jump around. This inevitably affects their performance at school and their confidence.

At TK&S we provide a comfortable and friendly environment that enables youngsters to feel at ease while having their eyes examined.  We understand that an unfamiliar environment can be intimidating so we try to make the whole experience as fun as possible.

WE LOOK FOR THE...

EARLY WARNING SIGNS

Here are some common symptoms to look out for:

  • Excessive blinking
  • Squinting or screwing up the eyes to see
  • Peering closely at books and screens
  • Clumsiness
  • Poor performance at school
  • Reluctance to read
  • Headaches

The likelihood is that everything will be fine, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry. The sooner any problems are detected the quicker they can be rectified and your child can start to fully enjoy their vision again.

WHEN SHOULD I TAKE MY CHILD

FOR AN EYE EXAMINATION?

In order to prevent unnecessary problems arising we recommend that all children have a comprehensive eye examination from the age of three or before, and if all is ok then at least every two years after that. We are more than happy to see even small babies to ensure normal development.

If there is a family history of squint (where one or both eyes turn in), or a lazy eye, or if either of the parents wore spectacles or attended a hospital because of eye problems at an early age then a child should be examined early. If either parent suspects a problem at any time or is worried, even if there is no family history of eye problems, then the child should be examined at that point.

It’s never too soon to start caring for your children’s eyes.

Please call us on 01604 714413 to make an appointment.

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Debra Grant has a specialist interest in children’s visual development and functional visual problems.  She runs the Tompkins, Knight & Son Binocular Vision Clinic.

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