Young Medical Professional Checking the Eyes of Young Boy (8-10)

The importance of developing eyes cannot be overstated. Every 3-8 year old needs regular eye checks to ensure the correct development of the visual system and we can provide this free through the NHS.

Children’s vision is so important for Simon & Hannah. Hannah has recently joined the team in the Practice and is a qualified Optometrist. Her experience included supervising 6 graduate optometrists. Simon undertakes vision screening in primary schools. Both are passionate that lazy eyes are a thing of the past.

At Simon Falk Eyecare we understand the fitting and comfort of children’s spectacle frames is crucial, Kim Whitlam is a registered dispensing optician, and under the Opticians Act, only registered Opticians can fit and supply spectacles to under 16’s. This is often not the case in larger multiple stores.

Not only should the glasses fit well, there is a wide range of lenses to choose from. Thinner, lighter, UV protective and safe. Kim is there to give advice on all matters.

All Children want to look good in their glasses and we now stock a very wide range of frames.

  • Actman Junior

  • Dunelm Whiz Kids

  • Erin's World

  • GR8 kids

  • Jellibeanz

  • Miraflex

  • Oasis

  • SDLogo

The importance of sunglasses for children cannot be underestimated. Research has shown that 80% of UV is absorbed before 14 years old. This can lead to earlier cataract and age related macular degeneration. We recommend that children protect their eyes from UV with a wide brimmed hat or cap plus UV400 blocking sunglasses. We stock, amongst others, Junior Ray-Bans, as well as a simple range of sunglasses starting from as little as £5.

With our sporting connections we are able to provide advice on all aspects of sport and vision for children. From contact lens fitting to supply of sports goggles or prescription swimming goggles. We are now stockists of the FA approved safety spectacle for Football. Click here to enquire about the best solutions for your child.

Erin’s World™

Erin’s World™ is a frame range designed to accommodate and fit children and adults with Down syndrome which makes it superior to all current frames. Unlike other frames, the bridge is adjusted to fit on the unique features of the nose and the temples (a.k.a. arms) are modified to keep the glasses from constantly slipping. Erin’s World™ frames are available in a variety of sizes and styles to fit toddlers through adults.

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What our customers say

“Oliver is always welcomed at the practice......Oliver is always welcomed at the practice and the staff are always very friendly towards him.

The practice are willing to get frames in to try before you order and the service is relatively quick.

We really like the Erin's World Frames as they are recommended for children with Down Syndrome. We have had two different types of frames from Erin's World both which we have been happy with! (Even if there is a pair sat at the bottom of a lake!)”