Glasses for children
Your child may need to see the Optometrist either in the High Street or at the hospital. The Optometrist will examine your child’s eyes to find out if they need glasses.
The Optometrist will carry out a series of tests using a light and special lenses or equipment and may have to change the lighting in the room for some of the tests. Following the assessment with the Optometrist, they will issue a prescription for glasses, if required.
The prescription can then be used to shop around for a pair of frames that your child will like to wear before the glasses can be made with the correct lenses and adjusted to make sure they fit well on your child’s face.