Good vision is essential to a child’s development as so much of what they learn is taken in through their eyes. At Specsavers, it is recommended that children have their first eye test at around three years old. They do not have to be able to read – the optometrist has lots of other fun ways to test youngsters’ sight.

Early detection

Specsavers Hoddesdon store director, Lee Jobson-Fowle said: ‘Learning difficulties can sometimes be caused by uncorrected vision problems, so the earlier they can be detected, the better the chance of correcting them.

Designs

‘Specsavers offers a large choice of glasses, including designs from Disney and Moshi Monsters.’

Free

All under-16s get a free NHS eye test. All glasses in Specsavers’ kids’ £64 and teens’ £85 ranges are free with under-16s’ NHS funding. Specs wearers can also choose a second pair from the £64 or £85 range, free.

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