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 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 specs. 

 

PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. SHOP LOCAL.

SPECIAL areas of expertise

COLOUR VISION TESTING, DYSLEXIA, VISION AND COLOUR, FRAME FITTING, BEHAVIOURAL OPTOMETRY AND CHILDREN’S CONTACT LENSES ARE ALL AREAS OF expertise at NICHOLA KENNEDY OPTOMETRISTS, KILCULLEN.

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 learning or reading difficulties such as dyslexia and assess the binocular visual system as well as assessing the effect of colour on reading rates.  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 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!

 

Book your appointment today

 

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