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Your child’s eyesight

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  • Author: dgodsall

Details of what services are available to support children's eyesight care.

Parents and carers across Nottinghamshire are being offered advice about their child’s eyesight.
Poor vision can seriously hamper a child’s ability to learn and develop and most worryingly, if left untreated could lead to irreversible sight problems.
Eye Health UK recommends children have an eye examination at least once every two years.
Vision screening is particularly important in the early years and special tests have been devised for optometrists to examine very young children.
Parents shouldn’t rely on their children to complain about problems with their sight as a child can often live with poor vision because they don’t know what good vision looks like.
Eye Health UK has produced a leaflet which provides lots more information on the subject, covering early eyesight, ensuring good vision, what to do if your child needs glasses, details on contact lenses, what is available under the NHS, surprising treatments, and UV protection.
A copy of the leaflet is available to download on this page.
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