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Back to school eye examinations

The new school year is fast approaching and as parents stock up on stationery supplies and new school uniforms, the team at Alex Gage’s Optometry practices in Woodseats and Crosspool are urging families to also book in for an eye examination as part of the back to school routine.
Independent opticians across the UK are stressing that regular eye exams for children will help to prevent them falling behind at school.
“Children often don’t recognise that their eye sight is poor and become frustrated when they feel they are struggling, but not know why,” said Alex Gage
“Timely identification of a child’s vision problems can be crucial because they are more responsive to treatment when these problems are diagnosed early. Appropriate eye sight testing is vital to ensure a child has the visual skills he or she needs to perform well in school and to ensure normal vision development.”
Children under 16 should have their eyes tested every year or as recommended by their optometrist.
Alex added: “The start of the new school year can often be chaotic but eye examinations are an important part of health maintenance for everyone.
“Independent optical practices are there to learn about every family member’s lifestyle and help you take care of your long term eye health. Getting your children into a routine of eye testing now will help them recognise the importance of taking care of their eyes throughout their life.”
For more information about Alex Gage’s other services or to book an appointment, please contact Alex at 857 Chesterfield Road, Woodseats on 0114 274 8582 or at 48 Sandygate RoadCrosspool on 0114 266 7066.