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Would my son be able to have another test at Specavers when he is due?


My son had his eyes tested at our local opticians last October/November and was given a mild prescription of 125. He was told to wear them at school only. Problem, my son doesn't like wearing them but seems to struggle seeing the tv, reading, etc when not wearing them. He says it is because they are hurting his eyes. I was going to take him back however, I see Specsavers have a much better "child friendly " range. Would my son be able to have another test ( as he will be due soon anyway ) and would he be able to get another pair with an NHS voucher ?

Answer Written answer:

There should not be a problem. When he is due just make an appointment at the store of your choice and take his glasses and prescription (if you have it) with you to the test.

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Optician's Biography

Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom has been a qualified Optometrist for over 35 years, and has a vast experience of almost all aspects of optometry. He joined Specsavers Opticians in 1993 first in Liverpool and for 15 years as a director of Lancaster and Morecambe. He served on many panels and committees whilst a director, including those responsible for IT design and professional advancement. He was regional chairman of the North West directors of Specsavers for over 12 years and as such was involved in almost all aspects of optometry on a business and professional level. He has been involved on the Local Optical Committee for many years and is currently Vice Chairman in his area.
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