Free eye tests for children

All children are entitled to have a free eye test and prescription spectacles if needed. Your child does not have to be able to read to complete these tests as we can use pictures instead of letters. We can detect eye defects, including long and short sight, astigmatism, squints and lazy eyes, during an eye test. Children’s eye tests are free under the NHS for all children under 16 and for students under 19 who are still in full-time education.

Protecting children’s vision from tots to teens.

At Allegro Optical, we place great emphasis on looking after children’s eyes. We are dedicated to providing outstanding customer care and strong ethical values. We specialise in all aspects of children’s eye care, dyslexia consultations, colorimetry, myopia control and all-around excellent patient service. We are the only opticians in Meltham and Saddleworth to invest in a cerium Curve colorimeter. This revolutionary piece of diagnostic equipment is invaluable in helping children and adults suffering from visual stress.

Having your child’s eyes tested is vitally important for their visual development. They may struggle to see the board at school, which could lead to them

falling behind the other students. Your child may not realise that they have a problem with their eyes, especially if they have never had an eye test.

You can bring your child for a free sight test under the NHS.

We can do eye tests on even very young children, and they don’t have to be able to read or talk to have a sight test.

Did you know;

  • 1 in 5 children are short-sighted
  • Under 16s receive FREE eye tests
  • All children receive an NHS Voucher if necessary
  • Many children are unaware they have eyesight problems
  • If identified for early many eye conditions respond well to treatment

We are proud stockists of  Tomato glasses. These are frames that are custom-fitted to your child’s face rather than trying to find an off the shelf frame that fits your child.  Tomato even produces a range of frames specially designed for babies and newborns.

As with any condition, the earlier vision problems are identified, the better the outcome. If eye problems are not picked up at an early age, your child could end up with permanently reduced vision in one or both eyes.

Our newest range of Pennine4U kids frames are practically unbreakable, and they are FREE with an NHS Optical voucher too!

Don’t take a risk with your child’s vision. Call Greenfield on 01457 353100 or Meltham on 01484 907090 and book their eye test today. You’ll be protecting their future.