Children hardly ever complain about their eyes. However, you can pick up signs from their behavior.
Things to look out for are sitting too close to the TV, rubbing eyes a lot, holding objects very close to their faces, or blinking a lot. Clumsiness or disruptive behavior can also be a sign that the vision might not be right.
If you are worried, or curious, just give us a call and book them in for an eye test. All children up to the age of 18 in full-time education are entitled to a free eye test.
If there is a history of squint or lazy eye in the family, don’t just wait for the vision screening at school. The earlier any potential problems are picked up, the better the result of treatment.
Children don’t have to be able to read for the sight test, we can perform age-appropriate tests to examine the eyes and test the vision.
Eye tests are painless. We may occasionally need to put drops in your child’s eyes to check that the back of the eye is healthy, but rest assured, this will always be discussed in advance.
Vision problems can begin at an early age, so it is important for children to receive proper and regular eye care. In addition to looking for changes in the front of your child’s eye, which could affect overall vision, we also need to look at the retina (the back of the eye), to check that it is healthy and showing normal signs of growth and rule out any disease or damage.
Many conditions, such as retinal detachments and retinal holes can be treated successfully if detected early. Redhill Eye Studio offers Optomap® to patients of all ages because an exam of the retina is an integral part of a comprehensive eye exam, regardless of how well you see.
Some eye problems can arise without a patient’s knowledge and an Optomap® allows us to get an ultra-widefield view of your child's retina in a fast and comfortable way. We would always recommend Optomap® as an integral part of your child's eye exam.
The Optomap® provides us with an overview of approximately 82% of your child's retina in a single capture, giving a more detailed view that can be compared against at every visit to monitor growth and changes.
Interestingly, the Optomap® was developed by Douglas Anderson - his son lost sight in one eye at the age of five due to an undetected retinal detachment. Mr. Anderson set out to develop a system that could capture an unprecedented view of the retina (200°) and was patient-friendly, particularly for children, who have natural tendencies to become impatient during an eye test.
We offer a range of comfortable, colorful, practical frames which have been expertly designed with babies and children in mind.
The glass frames are made using non-toxic materials approved by the FDA.
The frames are flexible, display excellent elasticity, and do not break easily.
The frames are incredibly light: only 6 to 9g in weight.
There is a cushion on the tip that matches the complex curves of the ears
and does not press on the ears.
It is easy and simple to adjust the length of the temples.
To shorten them, remove the ear tip and cut off the excess length.
Replace ear tips and secure these in position using the screws.
To lengthen the temples, pull the ear tips back and secure them in place
with the screws.
The nose pads can be attached to three points of the frame
(five points on the baby range frames.).
As every child’s face is unique, this feature allows the correct placement
and height for each child can be achieved.
All frames from Tomato Glasses come with an attachable strap as a standard accessory. When attached, the strap prevents the glasses from slipping even with high-power lenses.
They provide security when actively running and jumping, making Tomato Glasses great sports glasses. Also, they are perfect for children with sensitive ears.