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Five ways for parents to protect their children's eye health

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All children under the age of 16 are entitled to an NHS-funded sight test and financial help towards the cost of glasses or contact lenses.

Children should be seen by an optometrist around the age of three, so that any visual problems are picked up and treated early.

After this, it is a good idea to take them for a sight test every two years, or as often as is recommended by the optometrist.