Parents reminded to book eye tests for children

PARENTS are being reminded to put eye tests on their to-do lists before their children go back to school in September.

Tuesday, 15th August 2017, 6:55 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 10:59 am

An opticians in Gosport is highlighting the importance of making eye tests an annual occurrence for children.

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Manager of Scrivens Opticians in Gosport High Street Hannah Gordon said: ‘Being able to see properly is vital to a child’s learning and undiagnosed sight problems can be detrimental to their achievement, behaviour and enjoyment of school.

‘Even though most children get a basic check of their eyes in reception years at school, this doesn’t always check everything that’s covered in a full eye examination at an opticians.’

She added: ‘The summer break is an ideal time to book an eye test.’