Children's Eye Care

We welcome children of all ages

Parker & Hammond Opticians is a child friendly practice. It is often thought that you cannot accurately perform children's eye test's until the child can read, but we have invested in several specialist children's eye tests that enable us to do a full eye examination for your children at a very early age.

Child friendly optometrists that make the eye examination a fun experience for children

Children's eye care is precious. Eye problems like long-sightedness, short-sightedness, squints and lazy eyes can affect their development and learning progress at school. The sooner a problem is detected the more effectively it can be treated, for example by Children's Glasses. If eyesight problems are left undetected, this may cause permanent disabilities and vision defects. It is for this reason we recommend early eye examinations, at least by the age of three.

Carefully chosen high quality children's glassess and children's contact lenses

Should your child require spectacles, our friendly professional staff can help you and your child choose from our range of frames specifically for our younger patients. Our modern and stylish ranges include light weight titanium and memory metal frames with sprung sides to give added strength and reduce the risk of breakage. Some prescriptions may benefit from thinner and lighter lenses to help improve the comfort and cosmetic appearance of the spectacles.

Can you get children's contact lenses?

We are contact lens specialists and commonly fit children with contact lenses. Please ask your optometrist if this is an option you would like to explore.

The NHS provides help towards the cost of childresn glasses and children's contact lenses by means of a voucher, the value of which is dependent on your child’s prescription.