Ridings Opticians caring for young eyes


AOP toddler mum

A child’s vision is a gift to be treasured and of course every parent is responsible for caring for their children’s eyes.  As an optometrist and mum of two children Nicola is very aware that any child can experience enormous developmental setbacks that could easily be avoided with a simple eye examination.

At Ridings Opticians we provide a comfortable and friendly environment that enables youngsters to feel at ease while having their eyes examined. We understand that an unfamiliar environment can be intimidating so we try to make the whole experience as much FUN as possible!

In order to prevent unnecessary problems arising we recommend that all children have a comprehensive eye examination from the age of three, and if all is OK then at least every two years after that.

Please call us to make an appointment – 0161 427 4945 – it’s never too soon to start caring for your children’s eyes.

Childrens designer brands available

The Facts

It’s easy to assume that your child can see properly, but this isn’t always the case. Regular examinations are the only way to ensure that there are no problems. Before you make an appointment here are some facts to consider:

  • As young eyes grow, vision can change rapidly, and children may not understand when something is wrong;
  • Modern research suggests that one in five school children have an undetected eye problem;
  • A child’s vision is not fully developed before they start school, however early diagnosis and treatment can prevent permanent disabilities and vision defects such as “squints” or “lazy eyes”;
  • Your child’s life skills and learning could suffer if defects remain undetected;
  • Early diagnosis leads to more effective treatment and younger children are also more likely to accept using spectacles.
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We understand the importance of giving you peace of mind about your child’s vision

So call us today and make an appointment. 0161 427 4945

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Free NHS eyetests

Remember all children’s eye tests are paid for by the National Health Service and we have a wide range of spectacles to suit all budgets.

Early waring signs

If you suspect that something’s wrong, make an appointment with us as soon as possible. Here are some common symptoms to look out for:

  • Excessive blinking
  • Squinting or screwing up the eyes to see
  • Peering closely at books and TV Clumsiness
  • Poor performance at school
  • Reluctance to read
  • Headaches
  • White pupil in photographs of child

The likelihood is that everything will be fine, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
The sooner any problems are detected the quicker they can be rectified and your child can start to fully enjoy their vision again.
Ridings Opticians are proud to have been recognised as Specialists in the testing of Children’s eyes and have formed close links with the local schools in the community.
I have had the great joy of speaking to the children at one of our local schools on the importance of the eyes.
We look forward to ensuring your child has the vision they need to pursue their goals in life.

If parents purchase a second pair of spectacles for their children

they will benefit from a 50% discount off the second pair (including sunglasses).*

Also if some of the older children want to choose an adult frame

their parents will benefit from a 50% discount off the frame.*

Baby Frames

At Ridings Opticians we stock baby-friendly frames which can be very difficult to find.  Our optometrists are qualified to fit these special frames ensuring that your little ones are in safe hands.

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*Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.