Eye Tests

EK Eyewear is one of Northern Ireland’s leading independent opticians. We are passionate about providing the most comprehensive eye care available, using advanced technology like our OCT and Optomap scanners and highly experienced optometrists. Our care focuses on prevention before issues arrive.

Free Eye Tests For Kids

Children’s eye tests are free on the NHS (18 years and under, in full time education). Our kids eye tests are fun and we can happily start examining them from the age of 3. It’s never too early to have a sight test as if problems are treated early, it can have a lasting difference.

We tailor eye test to the age of the child. A child’s eyes can be examined from birth and we use picture matching if a child can’t speak or identify letters. After the first test it is a good idea to return annually, with the increase in screen use and high incidence of myopia (short-sightedness) in children.

If you notice any of these signs in your child, book an eye test with us, as they may indicate potential problems with your child’s sight:
  • An eye appearing to drift inwards or outwards
  • Difficulty concentrating 
  • Behavioural problems
  • Headaches
  • Sitting too close to the television or device
  • Frequent eye rubbing 

Should your child need glasses, we have an extensive range of child specific frames. We stock child-friendly favourites such as Lacoste, Tomato, Wolf and Centro Style. The NHS provides help with the cost of the lenses.

We are experts in Myopia Management which is the way to slow the progression of a child’s short sightedness, using specialist contact lenses or glasses. The progression of Myopia can now be significantly reduced if it is caught and managed early. Contact Us to book an assessment.

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