Young Eye Care

Did you know that 1 in 5 school children has an undetected eye problem?

80% of a child’s learning occurs visually. So if a child has poor vision, he or she may find it more difficult to learn at school and reach their full potential.

Without early diagnosis and treatment, visual defects such as a squint or a “lazy eye” can become permanent.

Good eyesight is every child’s passport to the future.

Yet it’s easy for parents to think there’s nothing wrong with their child’s sight, not realising that vision can change quickly as young eyes develop. Also some children may not recognise they have a visual problem.

At Optical Direct Opticians we believe that it’s never too early to start looking after your eyes and we recommend annual eye examinations for children to ensure optimum visual health.

Eye examinations for U16’s are free under the NHS and are funded by the Scottish Government.

FREE KIDS’ GLASSES save up to £85

At Optical Direct Opticians, we have a fantastic range for all the family, including our younger customers. We offer kids’ frames with fun designs, the usual suspects including Ben 10, Top Secretand BMX and what’s more all glasses in our kids’ £65 range and teens’ £85 range are free with an under 16’s NHS optical voucher. All our kids’ and teens’ glasses include lightweight TUFFA lenses, with a free scratch-resistant treatment and 100% UV protection. What’s more, under 16’s also get a free NHS eye test too!

Cannot be used with other offers. UV treatment applies to under 16’s only. Other lenses and extra options are available at additional charge.