Everyone remembers what it was like to be a child, and how every minute you weren’t playing games or spending time with your friends was considered a minute wasted. Here at Alexander Opticians we know how important fun is to children, and that’s why when they visit us for their essential annual eye test, we use a number of methods to help keep them engaged and entertained from beginning to end.
It is often thought that children must be able to read before they can have their first eye test, but this is not the case. We are able to test the eyes of children as young as one year old, using a combination of shapes, colours and pictures until they are old enough to understand the letters and words in an adult test.
In fact, regular eye examinations are particularly crucial for young children, as the majority of eye conditions or visual difficulties that are detected in their early years can normally be corrected before the age of eight. This is when their eyes are most receptive to change – after this age change is still possible but much less likely.