eye care

Kids & Teen Glasses – Buy one get one FREE

Buy any Kids or Teen frame and get a FREE spare pair of glasses from our range!

We offer a FREE spare pair from our range when you buy any pair of glasses for kids or teens. It is so important that kids and students have a spare pair of glasses in order for them to see well at school. With our offer you can make sure that they always have a back up pair of glasses.

For teens we have a great offer which means they can use their NHS voucher and only pay an upgrade of £79 for a Ted Baker frame which are usually £139.

We have a great selection of frames to choose from and we also stock frame accessories to help encourage children to wear their glasses. Call in and have a look for yourself.

Waveney Eye Care NI Opticians – Ballymena

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Back to school eye tests for children

Good eyesight is crucial in making sure a child develops to their full potential both at school and socially.  It’s especially important to look after children’s eyes – the eye is still developing throughout early childhood so if problems are treated early, it can make a lasting difference. Yet research shows that around 20% of school-aged children have an undiagnosed vision problem (1). It’s never too early to have a sight test, visiting an optometrist will mean you can spot and manage vision problems that may affect your child’s development.

How do I know if my child has an eye problem?

Some eye conditions do not display any signs or symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to take your child for a sight test. Signs which may show there is a problem with a child’s sight include:

  • An eye appearing to drift inwards or outwards
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Behavioural problems
  • Headaches
  • Sitting too close to the television
  • Frequent eye rubbing

Eye tests are FREE for all children under 16 and 16-18 year olds in full time education.

Good eyesight is crucial in making sure a child develops to their full potential both at school and socially.  It’s especially important to look after children’s eyes – the eye is still developing throughout early childhood so if problems are treated early, it can make a lasting difference. Yet research shows that around 20% of school-aged children have an undiagnosed vision problem (1). It’s never too early to have a sight test, visiting an optometrist will mean you can spot and manage vision problems that may affect your child’s development.

Let us make sure that your child is reaching their full potential!

Waveney Eye Care NI – Ballymena

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World Glaucoma Week- Waveney Eye Care Opticians NI

Glaucoma – Eye Care – Ballymena

World Glaucoma Week

World Glaucoma week runs from March 12th -18th. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that cause progressive damage of the optic nerve at the point where it leaves the eye to carry visual information to the brain. Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness worldwide. It is estimated that 4.5million people globally are blind due to glaucoma.

There are several types of glaucoma. Some forms of glaucoma may occur at birth (“congenital”) or during infancy and childhood (“juvenile”); in most cases however, glaucoma appears after the 4th decade of life, and its frequency increases with age. There is no clearly established difference in glaucoma incidence between men and women.

If left untreated, most types of glaucoma progress towards gradually worsening vision and may lead to blindness. There are no symptoms or warning signs you would notice. Once developed, visual damage is mostly irreversible, and this has led to glaucoma being described as the “silent blinding disease” or the “sneak thief of sight”. This is why it is vital for you have regular eye test so your optician can look for early changes in your eyes.

To find out more about glaucoma click here

 

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