Regular eye examinations are important for people of all ages. Good vision can make all the difference to how a child gets on at school and an up-to-date prescription can help remove barriers to learning at all ages. We see infants, children and teenagers.
CHILDREN'S VISION SPECIALISTS...
AT PAUL ADLER OPTOMETRIST.
At Paul Adler Optometrist we are a family-friendly practice and are happy to see children of all ages.
All of our practitioners have experience testing toddlers and young children.
Even though all our staff are DBS checked, we prefer all children to be accompanied - especially very young children. If you need us to see a child alone, you are welcome to listen at the door and come in without knocking, and if staff are available we're happy to provide a chaperone.
EYEWEAR & CONTACT LENSES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
We cater for all shapes and sizes and have a great range of frames for babies, toddlers, teenagers and young at heart older people. We also have specialist frames to cater for those with disabilities and patients with flatter noses.
We also stock prescription swimming goggles to enable you to see when in the pool (or getting there and back from the changing rooms). We have them for mums and dads too!
Recent research suggests that even very young children can wear contact lenses successfully. We can fit contact lenses for most children, but we will not do so against their will unless there is a significant medical reason why they need to wear contact lenses.
YOUNG EYES IN SAFE HANDS
If your child has been diagnosed with myopia, there are spectacle lens and contact lens options available to give children good vision all day and control of short sight.
For more information about myopia click on the button below, or head over to our contact lens page to read more about myopia management contact lenses.
If we can help you with any questions you may have, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your nearest practice.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
PUTTING YOUNG PATIENTS FIRST
Can you check for colour-blindness in children?Yes. Even those children who do not know their numbers can be checked using a special children's version of the colour vision test.
Do you treat eye muscle problems and lazy eyes?Yes. We have optometrists with a special interest in this area and dedicated vision therapists. See our page on vision therapy.
Do you supply coloured overlays and filters?We provide coloured overlays and Precision Tinted spectacle Lenses for all ages. For more info click here.
Do you see children with learning difficulties?Of course. We are fully committed to offering a full service to all our patients, whatever their needs. If your child has complex needs, it can be helpful to let us know in advance so we can make sure that we know how best to meet them.
What if my child can't read?No problem. We have special pictures and matching tests. We will make the eye examination seem like a game and as fun as we can.
What if my child is non-verbal?No need to worry - we can still examine a non-verbal child using special tests and images.
What if my child doesn't cooperate?Some children are anxious at first, particularly if they've never had their eyes tested before - we're used to it! We'll always do as much as we can on the first visit, but we'd always rather ask patients to come back again to finish off rather than rush their eye test.
Will my wheelchair fit?Yes. The front door and all the doors downstairs will accommodate wheelchairs, walking frames, Tri-rollers and Rollators.