Information & Advice
As a parent you'll want to give your child the best start in life, which is why looking after their eyes is important. Here are some simple ways to look after your child's eyesight:
Regular eye checks are particularly important in childhood because they:
Children usually have their eyes checked by a health visitor when they are a year old. It's advisable to check them again at about age three, when they are learning and developing rapidly, then every year until they are 16.
Did you know all children can get free NHS-funded eye checks every year until they turn 16?
If your child needs glasses, you can also get an NHS voucher towards the cost, which means many of our pairs are free.
Just like skin, our eyes need protecting from the sun.
Children's eyes are more vulnerable to sun damage because they have larger pupils and clearer lenses, and they tend to spend more time outdoors.
This means up to 80% of UV exposure happens before the age of 18.
UV is present even on cloudy days, so sun protection is important all year round.
Keep your kids protected with our great range of kids sunglasses which are available with prescription and non-prescription lenses.
A balanced diet, with a wide variety of fruit and vegetables, will not only benefit your overall health, but will also help to keep eyes healthy.
Vitamins found in foods such as oranges, peppers, eggs, dairy and nuts have the biggest health benefits for your eyes.
All our kids' glasses and prescription sunglasses include Boots Protect lenses which are scratch resistant and reflection free.
included in all kids' glasses as standard
for children who need adult frames
on all additional pairs of glasses and prescription sunglasses
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