It is important to pay attention to your child’s vision – today more and more children are requiring vision correction at a young age. If your child’s vision problems go untreated they will affect many facets of their life including learning. If you suspect that your child needs an optician your first question will likely be which one you can trust. It is a good idea to be careful when choosing opticians especially where children are concerned – a small misdiagnosis can lead to many problems which could have been avoided with a little bit of research.
The best thing you can do for both you and your child is find a one-stop shop – one where you will find an optometrist and an optician. An optometrist diagnoses vision problems such as long and short sight and then writes a prescription which is then filled by an optician. Many eye specialists now choose to do both affording the patient lots of convenience – you can get everything that you need from one professional.
Before you let your child be tested you should have a talk with the optometrist/optician. Do they sound like they are knowledgeable in their field? Are they prepared to talk to you about more than just eye glasses? The best ones will try to understand your lifestyle and diet so that they can give you advise on what you can do going forward to make sure that your child’s eyesight is not affected any further. They will also give you advise on how to take care of your child’s glasses to make sure that they last, and they will give you an appointment so that they can continue to monitor your child’s eyesight.
J. Neville can do all of these things for you. They have been serving the Peterborough population for more than 30 years and they have highly qualified professionals to help your child. Find out more on their website,