Back to school: How to book a free eye test for kids

Children all across New Zealand have started back at school and it's a great reminder to book them in for an eye test if they are due. 

After two years of increased at-home working and screen time, it's more important than ever to remember to get their eyes tested within the time frame recommended by optometrists.

Increased screen time can be an issue for a number of reasons including digital eye strain and myopia (short sightedness) due to the amount of close work. Even if your child isn't complaining of any issues around their eyesight, it's important to take them for an eye test. Many children don't realise that the way they see the world isn’t 'normal' and there are many tests an optometrist can do to identify if a prescription is needed. A test also looks at the overall health of the eye, not just sight.

Kids go free at Specsavers - every child under the age of 16 can go for a free eye test every two years at their local store. 

Specsavers Optometrist Partner Celeste Raisbeck explains how it works and why it's important - watch the video above to learn more about it.

Click here for more information about booking a free eye test for your child.

This article was created for Specsavers.