Eyes Tests Important for Children

Around 1 in 3 parents haven't taken their children for an eye test in the past five years.

Research shows that untreated problems with eyesight can lead to trouble concentrating, and therefore have an impact on a child's education.

It's recommended children have their first eye test between the ages of 3 1/2 and 5, as any problems are easier to correct before a child reaches 7, and that regular checks are done from then on.

Anita Brady from A&J Opticians in Torrington said: "I most usually liken it to taking your child to the dentist, even if you think they've got perfect teeth.  That's a way  most parents can appreciate that, yes, perhaps it should be a regular thing."

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