Your Child's Eyesight
It is advisable for children to have an eye test by the age of three, or earlier if you think there may be a problem. Eyesight is fully developed by the age of eight and special tests can identify problems in very young children.
Any defect, such as a squint, could cause problems later, for example with school performance. Experts believe that almost 50% of children with learning difficulties have vision disorders but, as there is no formal screening, it is difficult for parents to tell.
Most disorders are easy to correct and the earlier a problem is detected, the more effectively it can be treated.
All children under the age of 16 and those under 19 in full-time education, are entitled to a free eye test. All children will receive an NHS voucher if they need spectacles.
Nutritional supplements that have been linked to maintaining good eye health are available in many fruits, vegetables and foods.
If you need an additional vitamin & mineral boost please visit your local pharmacy and ask your pharmacist, for advice.
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