Children’s Eye Exams in Tunbridge Wells

During their early years, a child depends on their vision to learn about the world and explore their surroundings. So it is important to take care of their developing vision.

The Importance of Checkups

Sending your child to regular checkups allows you to detect the onset of any problems. Having your child’s eyes checked as early as three years of age can prevent serious eye problems from developing.

It can be hard to tell the signs of eye problems since your child may not be able to explain what they are experiencing. In some cases, they might not be aware that they have problems in the first place. Watch out for these signs before they lead to permanent vision problems:

  • Frequent squinting
  • Frequent eye rubbing
  • Sitting too close to the TV, holding a phone, tablet or book too close
  • Closing one eye while watching TV or reading
  • Highly sensitive to light
  • Complaining about headaches or tired eyes
  • Poor literacy
  • Poor performance in school

Children’s Eye Exams in Tunbridge Wells

Crowborough Opticians offers eye exams for children in Tunbridge Wells. We understand that eye exams can be intimidating, especially if it is their first time. That’s why we do our best to create a relaxing and friendly environment for all our patients.

Our team of opticians will put children at ease, and our tests and equipment are specifically designed for their needs. For example, we have eye charts with familiar shapes and pictures instead of letters that we use for younger children who do not know how to read yet.

High-Quality Frames for Children

If your child ends up needing eyeglasses, we stock the following frames:

Nike – The world-renowned sports brand offers durable frames for children that come in various designs.

Fan Frames – Made for football fans and enthusiasts, these frames come in 10 different designs to choose from.

OMG! – Give your child a fun pair of eyeglasses with exciting and unique designs from this brand.

Eye Care Made Accessible

Here at Crowborough Opticians, we accept NHS vouchers. Children under 16 years old can use these vouchers, allowing you to take advantage of an annual free eye assessment. NHS vouchers can also be used for buying frames and glasses.

For friendly opticians who take children’s eye health seriously, visit 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