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Children’s Eye Examinations

child eye test can provide peace of mind

Look After Your Children’s Eyes at Earlam and Christopher

The sight of your children is so precious. It is critical for normal development as well as succeeding at school. At Earlam and Christopher we have always had a keen interest in looking after children’s eyes and sight throughout our 80 years of practice. We understand the importance of early monitoring and detection of sight issues from a young age. This experience; coupled with our knowledge and latest technology; means we can help any child who may have a vision development issue. We test children of all ages from zero up and encourage parents to consider regular eye tests to ensure consistent monitoring.

When to Test

A child’s eye test normally includes a thorough eye exam between every 6 months to a year depending on their visual status. This ensures your child’s vision is monitored carefully during development for signs of change or problems. If you are concerned about your childs eyes or sight you can book an appointment earlier than their routine due date.


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Prescribed Treatments

To correct vision problems at Earlam and Christopher we tailor our management to each individual child’s needs. We can prescribe spectacles and treatment if necessary and now with today’s equipment and state of the art tests, early diagnosis ensures your child is well cared for. Our sight testing methods are now more comfortable and easier than ever for your child during their examination. We have colorimetry available for children with dyslexia or visual stress. Click here to find out more.
We also now specialise in short sight (myopia control) treatment to stop children’s eyesight from getting worse. This currently involves wearing special contact lenses which are scientifically proven to reduce the progression of short sight so commonly seen in children.  Click here to find out more.

Tips & Advice

To make your child’s eye exam a positive experience book an appointment with our expert team. Please allow about 30-60 minutes. It’s also useful to talk about the child eye test examination in advance and encourage any questions your child may have.

Make An Appointment

Eye Test or Service Description At Clinics Cost
NHS* sight test (*Check with our staff for NHS eligibilty) Taunton & Langport £NHS
Private eye test Taunton & Langport £44
OCT state of the art 3D eye scans Taunton &
Private comprehensive eye exam with 3D eye scans Taunton &
Full contact lens exam including sight test Taunton & Langport £75/£55 if NHS*
Contact lens Total Care Plan monthly d/d Taunton & Langport from £12 per month
Eye Dream Ortho-k trial including lenses Taunton & Langport £165
Dry / watery eye clinic Taunton & Langport £75
Glaucoma clinic Taunton & Langport £85 full assessment £65 follow up
MPOD macula scans Taunton & Langport £25
NHS* acute eye problem service (ACES) Taunton & Langport £NHS*
Private Domiciliary Home Visits NA £120