Eye Examinations for Children

The majority of what a child learns is through their vision. Problems relating to their eye sight could result in developmental milestones not being reached, emotional problems developing and an inaccurate cognitive diagnosis being made. 

The vision of a child usually keeps on developing up until around the age of eight. Up to this age, it’s often far easier to detect any underlying problems with the eyes. And it’s important that any problems are identified as early as possible because they can have such a significant impact on a child’s physical  development and educational attainment.

Although most children have their vision assessed as part of their routine development checks it’s critical to get their eyes checked by an Optometrist who is qualified to look at the eyes in more depth. Whilst no age is too young if you have concerns regarding your child’s eye sight we would recommend that they are seen around the period that they become mobile. This ensures that any underlying issues can be identified and treated before they enrol in the full time education system.

It is unknown to many that eyesight can cause learning and behavioural problems which may be blamed on other things. This is especially true for younger children and infants who may find it difficult to explain the difficulties they are having with their eyesight. They may not even be aware they have a problem at all.

Experts recommend regular eye examinations for people of any age so that any problems can be detected in the earlier stages. Should concerns arise with regards to your child’s eye sight you should book an eye examination with urgency.



Temporary Closure: COVID-19

Operating Emergency and Essential Eyecare only.

This includes replacement glasses, deliveries and contact lens replenishment.
Email: info@concepteyeclinic.com       
Gosforth: 0191 2851603         
Tynemouth: 0191 2966124

We will reply to your queries within 4 working hours.

Covid -19 FAQ's

Whilst transmission is via viral respiratory particles we know that viral particles can be found in the tears and this can cause viral conjunctivitis. It is probable that the affected individual will experience primary symptoms such as fever and cough.

The latest advice for contact lens wearers is that there is no evidence to date that contact lens wear should be avoided by healthy individuals, or that contact lens wearers are more at risk of contracting coronavirus then those wearing spectacles.
To help maintain healthy contact lens wear, all contact lenses wearers should follow correct lens wear and care instructions, including thoroughly washing and drying your hands before handling, applying and removing your contact lenses. Spectacles should be washed regularly using warm soapy water. In the absence of the diagnosis of COVID-2 and in the absence of symptoms of fever, cough, red eye or discharge and provided that scrupulous hygiene is practised then contact lens wear is permissible. Social distancing ( minimum of 2m) should be exercised. Spectacle wear would be the preferred mode of sight correction or daily wear contact lens wear.

We offer an emergency replenishment service to our own patients . Simply email. We will ask some clinical questions in the absence of conducting a review and accordingly will arrange a delivery.

If you experience any sudden change / loss in your vision, pain, redness, flashes and floaters (black spots) in your vision or any other concerns related to your eyes, Please send us an email to info@concepteyeclinic.com. If you do not have access to email, please telephone 0191 2851603. We will respond within 4 working hours with the most appropriate advice.

We offer an emergency reglazing service to our own patients’ frames. Simply email and we will arrange a delivery and reglazing service.

Please visit NHS 111 online (https://111.nhs.uk/)

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