Children’s Eye Care
A SPECIAL INTEREST IN CHILDREN’S EYECARE – A PAEDIATRIC OPTOMETRIST ON YOUR DOORSTEP IN KILDARE!
You can trust the team at Nichola Kennedy Optometrists to ensure your children see their world and won’t miss a thing! From eye care to contact lenses to an extensive range of glasses and frames. What’s not to like about that?
EYE TESTS FOR JUNIORS
Our junior eye tests are fun, friendly, and freaky. Your child doesn’t have to be able to read. And they don’t need to know letters or numbers either.
Glasses if required are then fitted for their prescription and face shape.
KIDS ENJOY HAVING THEIR EYES TESTED AT NICHOLA KENNEDY OPTOMETRIST.
Talk to us about:
- Cycloplegia – the gold standard test for assessing children’s prescriptions; drops are used to relax the child’s focusing system in order to get a true prescription. (Nichola also uses the unique Mohindra technique which can bypass the need for cycloplegia where necessary and avoid distress for all involved)
- Patching for lazy eyes. Encourages the vision to develop in the eye that doesn’t see so well.
- Prescription sunglasses, prescription swimming goggles, and prescription sports goggles including IRFU and GAA approved models.
PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. SHOP LOCAL.
additional child services at Kilcullen Optician
COLOUR VISION TESTING
VISION issues related to dyslexia
CHILDREN’S CONTACT LENSES
SPECIAL NEEDS OPTOMETRY
Colour vision assessment is essential for all children as any colour deficiency will have an impact on future career choices.
We carry out specialised assessments in cases of specific learning or reading difficulties such as dyslexia and assess the binocular visual system as well as assessing the effect exercises or lenses on the vision and visual function. These are additional tests and are carried out in behavioural optometry.
Our frame fitting service is a vital part of your child’s vision requirements as a poorly fitting frame will be detrimental to your child’s vision & visual development. We will guide you through frame selection for your baby/child, recommend the optimum lenses for their vision requirements and adjust the frames on them to secure them on. We offer ongoing adjustments as required.
Contact lenses are now available for children for sports and for social wear. Modern contact lenses are affordable and breathable and extremely comfortable. We love to see the reaction on a child’s face when they see for the 1st time with contact lenses!
Special needs optometry. Nichola has considerable experience in special needs optometry and uses an evidence based approach towards the assessment and management of children and adults with special needs, for example Down’s syndrome and cerebral palsy, using suitably robust tests paying particular attention to vision needs to aid reading and writing.
PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. shop local.
This year our Back to School Promotion offers
a free pair of Crizal Kids Airwear Lenses for your child
any Adult pair of Crizal lenses in our Offer*
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