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Eye Test

It is always a good idea to have your child’s eyes tested if you haven’t had them checked recently.

It is surprising how often this can prove beneficial; children, especially younger ones, will not realise they are seeing the world differently from their friends and so would never think to mention it. It is usually adults who notice something first; and then only because it has become very evident that there is some sort of problem.

Some children with good eyesight can still struggle with reading and writing as they find the words and lines constantly move and swap places as they try to work.

Coloured tinted glasses have proved to be very beneficial for some children. Research into their effect on particular cells that support eye function shows that the movement of the letters and lines on the paper, often a problem for dyslexic children, is much reduced. This can also has a positive effect on children’s handwriting ability.

Some of the larger optician chains have an Optometrist or Orthoptist who can perform a coloured overlay test for your child to assess whether coloured lenses would be beneficial. The test can be difficult for children under the age of 8 as they may choose their preferred fashion colour rather than the one  best suited for them.