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Young eyes are always developing, which is why children need glasses created with their eyes in mind. But kids also want stylish frames that they can be proud to wear. And on top of the importance of comfort and style comes the health of young people’s eyes. This is why it’s important to work with an optician you can trust to deliver the perfect pair of glasses for your child’s unique needs.

From eye tests to frame fitting, Focus on Broadway deliver an optical service informed by expertise in all areas of kids glasses and eye health.

Expert eye tests

Whatever your motives for choosing contact lenses, the experienced team at Focus Opticians are here to help. We offer an extensive selection of lenses to suit a wide range of eye conditions. These include reusable and disposable lenses,

We can’t expect young children to know if they have an eye problem. Frequently, they will assume their own eyesight is normal. Children’s eyes are also always developing and subject to change. However, an optometrist can easily spot an undetected eye problem. This is why regular eye tests for children are so important. The earlier we spot an eye problem, the easier it is to address. At Focus on Broadway, we can resolve many of these problems, like long- or short-sightedness, with our high-quality children’s glasses.

Firstly, we offer comprehensive eye tests for children of all ages. They are simple to book, conducted by one of our friendly optometrists and only take about twenty minutes. A regular eye test allows us to detect any changes in your child’s eyesight and pick up any issues early-on. If your child does need corrective lenses, we fit our kids glasses with tough and lightweight polycarbonate lenses. So, parents can rest easy knowing that their children’s glasses are built to last

Fashionable frames

Beyond eye tests, our dispensing team are always on hand to help you pick the perfect pair of children’s glasses. For the kids, there’s a lot to shout about thanks to our great range of fashionable frames. In store, we stock a wide array of glasses frames from world famous brands. From favourites like Nike, Converse, and Ray-Ban to Ted Baker and Dolce & Gabbana, we have fantastic designer frames to suit every budget.

We also offer a range of kids’ sunglasses alongside our prescription glasses. Our polarised lenses will keep your child’s eyes safe in the sun. Meanwhile, a large selection of stylish frames is bound to impress even the pickiest customer!

Pay a visit to Focus on Broadway

From an initial eye test, through to picking top quality frames for kid’s sunglasses or prescription lenses, our friendly staff create an inviting atmosphere for you and your children. Our expertise covers all aspects of eye health and lens technology. This is complemented by our knowledge of the latest eyewear fashions and styles. At Focus on Broadway, we help the whole family take care of their eye health and look their best.

So, book an eye exam for your family today at Focus on Broadway, and pop into our branch in Leigh-on-Sea.

Children’s Glasses FAQ’s

Why should my child have an eye test?

Do not expect your child to tell you if there is a problem. Children assume the way they see is normal-they will not have known anything different.

It is reported that as many as 1 in 5 children have an undetected eye problem, which can be found by an optometrist during an eye examination. We therefore recommend an eye examination before your child starts school to identify any problems. The sooner problems are identified, the more likely your child will have good vision. For example, 2-3% of all children have a lazy eye, which is difficult to treat if the child’s eyesight has finished developing (usually around the age of 7).

It is widely acknowledged that the ability to see is crucial to the development and learning of young children. An eye examination will not only determine whether there is a need for your child to wear spectacles because of very common reasons such as short or long-sightedness, but also identify any problems like squints, lazy eye and colour deficiencies. Please tell our optician before your appointment if there is a history of these problems in your family.

What eye conditions could my child have?


Children find their eyes can focus easily on objects at a distance rather than up close to them. Objects at a close distance appear blurry and eyes may become tired easily. Long-sightedness can be corrected by wearing prescription glasses.


Objects can be easily seen up close but appear blurry at a distance. This is a very common condition which effects 1 in every 3 people in the UK. Short-sightedness can be corrected by wearing prescription glasses.


Your child’s eyes will not look in the same direction. One eye will look forward to focus whilst the other will turn inwards, outwards, upwards or downwards.

Lazy eye

A lazy eye is a condition where one eye has failed to develop sight as quickly as the other. This maybe because one eye is more short or long-sighted than the other. Squints may develop into a lazy eye so it is important to correct your child’s vision as quickly as possible before their eyes are fully developed.

Colour deficiency

Your child may find it difficult to distinguish between colours or are making mistakes when identifying colours. We are happy to test your child’s colour vision as part of their eye examination.


Astigmatism occurs if the cornea or lens is not shaped perfectly, this minor eye condition results in distorted or blurred vision. Many people who already wear glasses have some degree of astigmatism.

If astigmatism is left untreated it can cause headaches, eye strain and tiredness, particularly after doing tasks that involve focusing on something for long periods, such as reading or using a computer.

How do I know if my child has a problem with their vision?

It is unlikely a child will complain about the quality of their vision however, problems may show through their behavioural patterns.

These include;

  • Sitting too close to the television
  • Rubbing their eyes a lot
  • Holding objects very close to their face
  • Blinking a lot
  • One eye turning either in or out

If your child is experiencing any problems with their vision make sure you book them an eye test as soon as possible.

How old does my child need to be to have an eye test?

A child can have an eye test at any age. If you have any concerns about your child’s eyes, you should have them seen as soon as possible. Children do not need to be able to read to have their eyes examined. Our optometrist may use picture charts and diagrams instead of numbers and letters to analyse your child’s eyes. If there is history of a squint or lazy eye in your family, or if people in your family needed to wear glasses from a young age, we recommend you have your child’s eyes tested before they start school.

A child’s visual development continues until about 7-8 years of age, so it is important to identify any issues that can be treated early.

Who will be testing my childs eyes?

Dr Adaeze Cosmos Nwaokeke is a GOC registered optometrist with great experience in testing children of all ages and abilities. A comprehensive eye test will access your child’s vision, colour perception, muscle co-ordination and ocular health. Dr Adaeze will also ensure the test is friendly and fun so your child feels completely at ease while their eyes are being tested.

How long does the eye test take?

Usually an eye examination takes between 20-30 minutes. The sight test may take longer if the optician needs to use eye drops. They are used to stop the eye focusing so we can get a more accurate retinoscopy result.

How much does it cost for a children’s eye test?

Children under 16 are entitled to an NHS funded eye examination every year. They may be entitled to an earlier test if their optometrist has advised them to be seen more regularly.

How do I claim an NHS sight test for my child?

You must apply for an NHS funded sight test on the day of your child’s eye examination, a member of staff will go through and help you complete the relevant form.

For more information on NHS funded sight test, please contact a member of the team.

How often can children get an NHS Voucher?

Children will receive another NHS voucher following an NHS funded eye examination should they need new glasses. A repair voucher may also be issued to cover the cost of repairing or replacing glasses that have been lost or damaged.

What type of lenses will be issued if my child needs glasses?

All of our children’s glasses come with super tough polycarbonate lenses as standard. These lenses are thin, lightweight and virtually unbreakable, making them the safest choice to combat a child’s everyday wear and tear.

How do I book a children’s eye test at Focus Opticians?

You can book an appointment now by using any of the following methods. A member of staff will check current availability and arrange a time and date which best suits you and your child to visit the practice.

Book an appointment now

Contact the shop direct 01702 480607

Visit the shop: 57 Broadway, Leigh-on-Sea Essex, SS9 1PE

How much do you charge for children’s glasses?

Should your child require spectacles we have an exciting range of children’s glasses. Most of these are free of charge as they are covered under the NHS voucher scheme.

We do also stock a range of designer frames in-store such as Ray-Ban, Lacoste, Nike and D&G. These will cost more than the value of the NHS voucher so you will have to pay the difference. We try our best to follow the latest fashions to help children feel up to date.

What happens if my child breaks or loses their glasses?

Children’s glasses often need adjusting from time to time and we will usually be able to rectify any problems in-store. They may also get a NHS voucher for replacement or repair but please speak to the optometrist who can advise you further on this

Try to encourage your child to look after their glasses. They should keep the glasses in a case when not being worn and try not to place the glasses lens side down on surfaces.

I need to ask a question not included in the FAQ?

You can contact any member of the team through any method on the contact us page

Childrens Glasses

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57 Broadway,
Essex. SS9 1PE

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