Malcolm Gray offer NHS funded eye tests for children up to the age of 16. Find out more information from our friendly team about booking your child an appointment at our local practice in Eccleshall, Staffordshire.

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Young children are unlikely to be aware that they have a problem or see the world differently to other people. We recommend a full eye examination is carried out at around 3 years of age. Children are often more responsive to treatment when problems are diagnosed early.


At Malcolm Gray, your child's eye examination is carried out by expert optometrists and will usually include:

  • An assessment of how well they can see.

  • Checks for long or short-sightedness and astigmatism, binocular vision (how well the eyes work together), eye movement skills and colour vision.

In younger children, the tests will be carried out by using pictures and games. In addition to vision checks, our experienced optometrists will also assess the health of their eyes.

Approximately 5-10% of pre-school children and 25% of school-aged children have vision problems. These statistics highlight the importance of vision tests.