Specsavers Dundrum want to get your little ones ready to return back to school. With the new school term just around the corner, there is one more necessity to add to your checklist – an eye test.
The store recommends that parents take their children to have their first eye test at the age of three and continue with regular check-ups at least once every two years to ensure their children have optimum eye health. Children’s eyes do not fully develop until they are eight years old and during this developmental period many eye conditions, such as amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (crossed eye), can be easily corrected if detected early enough.
Signs Your Child Needs an Eye Test
- They have to sit closer to the TV to read any text
- Rub their eyes due to eye strain
- Poor reading ability
- They often take their homework down incorrectly from the board
Importance of Healthy Vision
Store director, Catherina McGleenon, says: ‘It is important to take your child for regular eye tests, regardless of whether they wear glasses, to ensure they have healthy vision. During the first 12 years of our lives, as much as 80% of learning is accomplished through our vision, yet one out of every four children has an undetected vision problem that may inhibit their progress in the classroom.’
Kids’ Collections at Specsavers
To make the prospect of wearing glasses more exciting for kids, Specsavers has recently added to its already impressive collection for kids, including a new Toy Story range following the release of Toy Story 4 and a Disney Princess range featuring Ariel, Snow White and Jasmine.
All children’s frames are priced at €55 and are free with an under-12s HSE optical voucher. Furthermore, children can choose a second pair from the same range to the same prescription, for only €24.