Dedicated to the Children of Tonbridge’s Eye Health

Around one million children in the UK have an undiagnosed vision problem. Don’t let your child be one of them

Children greatly depend on their vision for learning. Help them get the most out of everyday situations by ensuring that their eyes are 100% ready for learning.

At Crowborough Opticians, we offer eye exams for children as young as 3 years old. Our opticians are great at putting children at ease and our tests and equipment are designed for their needs. For young children who can’t yet read, we have charts with familiar shapes or pictures. Together, we can monitor how your child’s eyes are developing and address any vision problem at the onset.

Signs to Look Out For

Early detection can lead to early prevention. Sadly, young children do not know how to explain what they are experiencing, while some aren’t aware that they have a problem at all. Watching out for these signs will help you address vision problems before they lead to permanently reduced vision:

  • Frequent squinting or frowning
  • Frequent eye rubbing
  • Sitting too close to the TV or holding a book too close
  • Closing one eye while watching TV or reading
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Complaining of headaches or tired eyes
  • Poor literacy
  • Poor performance at school

Having their eyes checked as early as 3 years of age helps identify any vision problems that need to be addressed.  When left undetected and untreated, eye problems can impact a child’s development and education. Prevent this from happening by partnering with us in caring for your child’s eye health.

Children’s Eye care in Tonbridge Made Accessible

Children under 16 qualify for an NHS voucher so you can come to our practice every year for a free eye assessment. Should your child need glasses, NHS optical vouchers can help with the cost. Stocking frames that suit almost any budget, you have nothing to worry about.

At Crowborough Opticians, we know eye exams can be intimidating, especially the first one, that’s why our approach is relaxed and friendly.

For opticians who take your child’s eyes as seriously as you do, come to Crowborough Opticians.


Your child is entitled to free NHS-funded eye assessments, and we’re proud to stock frames which will suit almost any budget.

Our children’s frames include:

Nike – the world renowned sporting brand will provide you with durable frames for children, in a huge variety of styles.

Fan Frames – for the football fanatic in your life, these frames can offer 10 team designs which are sure to get your kid noticed on the terraces.

OMG! – exciting, unique designs, for a fun pair of glasses for your child.

Poor eyesight can have a dramatic effect on your child’s education, so make sure you come to us for your next appointment.

For children’s eye care with a difference, contact us on 01892 458901 or visit our practice