Children’s eye health

Children’s eye health

  • Most children have good sight and do not require spectacles
  • Some schools do vision screening for children aged 4-5 years
  • If your child has a squint, family history of eye problems, or you have any concerns then see your optician
  • Children under 16 are entitled to a free NHS sight test
  • Your child doesn’t need to be able to read or talk to have their sight tested

More in-depth information written in plain English can be found on the College of Optometrists’ website: http://lookafteryoureyes.org/eye-care/children