At Bath Opticians, we recommend regular eye examinations from the age of two to ensure your child’s eyes develop healthily as they grow up.

It’s estimated that one in seven school-aged children suffer from an undiagnosed eye condition, an unforgivable statistic when eye tests are free for anyone under the age of 16.

We strongly recommend you bring your child to see us annually because, from a young age, their vision develops at a dramatic rate – and problems can develop just as quickly.

If issues are detected before the age of eight, they can be corrected far more easily than at a later age.

By bringing your youngster to us regularly, we can monitor their eye health, identify any conditions at an early stage and treat them as quickly as possible.

Our opticians pride themselves on their ability to work with children of all ages and abilities, so your little one can look forward to having fun when they have an appointment with us.

Children's Area and Frames

A children’s area – creating a sense of play in your local opticians

Our dedicated children’s area is purpose-built to ensure you and your children feel comfortable and relaxed whilst waiting to be seen.

This area is great for babies and children up to 12 years of age, keeping them entertained whilst waiting for their appointment or collecting their new spectacles.

We hope this will make your visit enjoyable for both you and your little one.

If your child does need new glasses, we stock a wide selection of frames that accommodate all ages, needs and prescriptions, including sunglasses.

Our extensive range of brands for children include:

  • Nike
  • Ray-Ban
  • Lindberg Kids
  • Nano Vista
  • Rockstar
  • Eyestuff
  • Whizz Kids

Teenager Waiting and Dispensing Area

You will be seen by our optician and dispensing staff downstairs, which showcases all our frames and sunglasses. This is a relaxed space where you can browse, try on frames or just sit and relax whilst waiting to be seen.

It’s important to look good and feel good in your spectacles. That’s why we stock an extensive range of frames and sunglasses to ensure you get the look you want.

Our great range includes

  • Ray-Ban
  • Oakley
  • Lindberg Kids
  • Young Wills
  • Nike
  • Basebox
  • Humphries

You can also enjoy free frames with an NHS voucher.

Children's Sunglasses

Your children need amazing sunglasses – for their protection and quality of life

Children’s sunglasses must block 100% of the sun’s UV rays.

To protect your child’s eyes fully, check the lenses have either the CE mark or UV400, which means they block out 99.9% UVA and UVB, or marked 100% UV.

Ensure the lenses cover your child’s eyes to prevent light breaking through unprotected areas. A wraparound design can be perfect if you’re in an environment with a lot of light reflection i.e. by water.

Polarized lenses will eliminate blinding glare, giving your child full protection and clearer vision.

Importance of fitting

If your frames don’t initially fit correctly or keep slipping down then light could break through and cause damage to your eye.

We will make sure you choose a pair that’s right for you, finding brands which will do additional fitting to your required measurements.

Further adjustments can be performed on a walk-in basis.