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Your child's vision is precious and plays a key part in their social and educational development.


Children can have their eyes tested even before starting school where we can check their vision and muscle balance.


If there are any concerns then we will either be able to advise the best course of action or refer them directly to the eye clinic at Derby Children’s Hospital.


We encourage routine eye testing by an optician when a child reaches school age, however, if you have any concerns then please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Childrens eyewear at Oakwood Opticians
child at the optician


You may book your child in for an eye test with us at any time providing they are due or if you have any concerns about their vision.


We can use upper or lower case letter charts but also pictures if letter names aren’t yet known. There’s even an assessment that can be made on a baby’s vision using a preferential looking test.


Our optometrist will routinely assess the alignment of their eyes, measure the prescription to see whether glasses are needed and check the health of the eyes.


The whole test is designed around the individual child and every effort is made to get the best result in a relaxed/fun environment. All results are explained as the test progresses.


Matthew Eley - 5/2/2021

As I have severe learning disabilities my mum is filling this in. Matthew is always treated with respect and understanding even though it can be quite a challenge having him in shop and throughout the eye exam itself. Everyone goes out of their way accommodate his disabilities


Glasses are now seriously fashionable and we’re passionate about supplying the best eyewear possible, especially for youngsters.


With styles to suit all, including casual, funky, smart or sporty, if your child needs new glasses, you certainly won’t be disappointed with the range we have to offer.

All children under 16 who need glasses are entitled to an NHS spectacle voucher whenever their prescription changes or if they lose or damage their glasses. 

We understand that many parents prefer not to buy frames for their children especially if they don’t expect them to be taken care of. This is why we offer a range of frames free (with your NHS voucher). Simply ask us for details or come in to view our range of children's eyewear.

Oakwood Eyecare glasses frames
Kids glasses at Oakwood Optician
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