Taking care of your child’s eyesight can be complicated, especially when they might not be aware of how their vision compares to the ideal standard. As such, it’s a good idea to take them for a routine eye appointment every 2 years or less, depending on their needs.
Of course, COVID restrictions over the last few months have made appointment scheduling somewhat trickier. As restrictions are finally easing, it’s the perfect time to book a local opticians appointment for your child.
Beat the Back to School Buzz!
Schools are soon returning after the summer break, making it the ideal time for your child to see an optician before their schedules become busier again – after all, we all want our kids to start on the front foot. Reliable, comfortable eyesight gives them just such a boost!
Local opticians are especially focused on tending to children’s eye care at this time of year, so you can rest assured you’ll likely be given an appointment for your child before the new school year begins.
Child Short Sightedness is on the Rise
While short sightedness (also known as myopia) in children is often hereditary, it has long been thought that an increase in digital screen time is making children myopic at an increased rate. If you think your child is short-sighted and often see them squinting, struggling to see far-away objects or complaining about headaches, it’s time to take them to your local opticians.
Children often assume their vision is normal without a baseline to compare to, so it never hurts to get their eyes checked regularly.
Update Your Child’s Prescription After the Long Lockdown Months
Both adults and children have had decreased access to opticians due to COVID, meaning your child and family eye care may need reassessment. Your local opticians will endeavour to fit you in for an appointment, particularly for children before schools reopen. Regular check-ups for glasses-wearing kids are important, as this ensures their prescription remains accurate and comfortable.
Ensure That Your Child’s Eyes are Developing as Expected
As your child continues to grow up, routine eye checkups with your local opticians will ensure that everything is ticking along well. It’s tempting to not attend a routine appointment just because there’s no eye pain, but it’s still a good idea to get expert advice and opinion on your child’s eyes during their formative stages. This will allow your optician to detect any issues before they become too serious, ensuring your child’s eyes remain healthy.
Book a Kids Eye Exam with Reynolds & Slater Opticians
Reynolds and Slater Opticians offer child and family eye care in Falmouth and Penzance, faithfully serving the county with high-quality, cutting-edge optical care. Browse our eye examinations options for pricing and more information on our different services.
If you’re ready to book an appointment for your child before schools reopen, don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can also contact us directly with any questions you might have – our friendly team would be delighted to help.