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Eye care for children

We are experienced in testing and caring for the health of your child’s eyes. Even at a very early age children can be tested for any visual impairment or eye problems that may affect their future development. Whether your child has symptoms of visual stress or a lazy eye, or possibly an unnoticeable eye disease, the earlier your child’s eyes can be checked, the more likely the chance of correction or cure.

FREE regular eye tests are available through the NHS so if you have children under 16 (or under 18 who are still in full time education) then please feel free to contact us to request a personal eye health check for your child.

Mr Ryatt is experienced in caring and communicating with children of all ages. A typical eye test is pain free and will last from as little as a few minutes to half an hour.

Parents can be present during their children’s eye tests and we welcome any questions or concerns you may have relating to your child’s eye health. 

Spectacles for children

As children are using technology more and more their screen time in increasing substantially. It is therefore necessary to have their eyes examined regularly. We recommend annual eye examinations for children of all ages.


Ryatt Optometry offers a superb selection of children’s spectacles in all sizes and to fit all ages. We stock highly fashionable designer frames for both girls and boys. 

Children registered at Ryatt Optometry through the NHS can be issued with an optical voucher after an eye test which will help contribute to the cost of a new pair of selected glasses.

Boy Checking his Phone
Kids in Preschool

Lazy eye (Amblyopia)

Lazy eye (Amblyopia) means that a child can see less clearly in one eye than the other. On average 1 in 50 children suffer with a lazy eye and if treated early, the chances of treatment are more successful.


Unfortunately young children are unable to tell if there is any problem with their vision and the only way a parent may be able to detect a problem, is if their child has an obvious squint or struggles when catching an object.

We recommend contacting us for advise or booking a children’s eye test as soon as possible. Treatment is recommended early as the chances of success after the age of 8 is generally very low.

We are also an accredited MiyoSmart lens provider, helping to slow down Myopia in children.

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