The First Choice For Children’s Eye Care in Northern Ireland
As a longstanding part of the community, families trust us when it comes to children’s eye care. We provide a number of assessments for children of all ages from our five locations across Northern Ireland. All tests for children are free and covered by the NHS.
Assessing Your Children’s Eyesight
Let’s face it, kids don’t exactly know what “normal” vision looks like since they have very little experience to base it on. Studies suggest that around one in five children have some sort of eye problem going undetected.
Children are never too young to have an eye test. They don’t need to be able to read or speak as we have special tests to help us examine even our youngest patients. Usually, children have excellent eyesight and don’t require glasses for many years or at any point in life, but the sooner problems are identified, the better the outcome.
At Sam Baird Opticians, we’ve built a reputation over many years for providing free and friendly children’s eye care for kids of all ages. All our practices are child-proof and we even have a very popular toy room in our Dundonald practice.
Our family-run opticians provides a wide choice of frames for clinic prescriptions and can adapt lenses to give stunning cosmetic results. Properly fitted spectacles make a world of difference to your child’s experience and can help encourage confidence in wearing glasses from a young age.
Repairs and replacement spectacles are provided by the NHS for under 16s and regular spectacles can be provided free until the age of 19 whilst in full-time education.