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Don’t let poor eyesight restrict your child – we can assess their vision however young they are

You want the very best for your child in all aspects of their life, and you can be sure their eyesight is in the best possible hands at Scher & Lasky Opticians. Our Optometrists are fully qualified and experienced when it comes to providing children with a fun and interactive eye examination.

Your child should have their eyes tested regularly from a young age as children’s eyesight develops at a dramatic rate. Did you know your little one’s eyes are fully formed at about 8 years of age? This means that the earlier any eye conditions or vision problems are detected, the easier they will be to correct.

It’s commonly thought that children must be able to read before they can have an eye test but this is not the case. At our practice we have tests suitable for children of all ages and reading capabilities. This ensures that their eyesight can be assessed and any problems corrected as soon as possible; before they start school in many cases.

Children typically have no awareness of what their vision should be like. They therefore may not know that difficulties seeing the board at school are anything out of the ordinary. In turn, this can lead to frustration at not being able to read information properly. This may lead to your child becoming bored and even losing interest in their education altogether.

It’s important that your child is excited and enthusiastic about their eyewear, otherwise they won’t want to wear it. For that reason we have a fabulous range of children’s frames at Scher & Lasky Opticians, including character glasses, Ralph Lauren Kids, Oakley Juniors and Ray-Ban Juniors. Our friendly staff are also always more than happy to help you and your child make the best choice.

All children up to the age of 16 receive free eye tests, paid for by the NHS, and up to the age of 18 if they are in full time education.

Get in touch

For more information about children’s eye tests, or to book an appointment for your child to have their sight tested at Scher & Lasky Opticians, please call us on 020 8504 9243 or email