Laser Vision Information Event
Wednesday 22 May 2013 at 6pm
Why not come along to this free and relaxed event, when the UK’s leading independent eyecare clinic Advanced Vision Care comes to Oakham? Wine and canapés will be served and there will be no obligation to go ahead.
Call us to book your place.
An eye examination can give every child the ability to see clearly, learn effectively and develop normally.
1 in 5 school children has an undetected eye problem
If children are unable to see properly, they are likely to have difficulty with activities both inside and outside the classroom. Unfortunately, children often have no idea that their sight is impaired, those with bad vision simply accept it as normal.
80% of a child’s learning occurs visually
So children with undiagnosed eye conditions are more likely to have difficulties with learning at school.
The first 7 to 8 years of life are crucial
It is in this period normal adult vision matures, in the absence of any problems. The earlier we can check for anything that might interfere with this development the higher the chance your child will have of enjoying normal adult vision.
NHS Sight Tests are free for all children
There really is nothing to lose and it might just mean that a vision issue is spotted and treated early.
It’s never too early for an eye examination
If you have no concerns for their vision or eyes a sensible age for their first examination is about 3 years old. We use a wide selection of tests specifically designed for children, so your child does not need to be able or willing to speak (!), recognise letters or be able to read for us to make an assessment.
The idea is to have fun!
We see children of all ages and backgrounds, and know that we have to be flexible with how we check their eyes. However, one feature stays the same - we always go out of our way to make the experience welcoming, relaxing, enjoyable and most of all fun! There are toys, puzzles and colouring books in reception and in all three consulting rooms, as well as stickers to collect on the way home.
Preparing for their first test
Many young children may be nervous about attending their first eye examination so here are a few points to consider:
- Schedule the eye examination for a time when your child is well rested.
- Make the time to sit down and explain to them what will happen during the eye exam, maybe they could watch while you have your eyes examined?
- Reassure your child that there are no wrong answers during the eye exam and encourage them to say exactly what they see.
- Bring along a favourite toy and/or snack in case there is a waiting time or if your child needs some familiar comfort.