Children’s Eyecare

Children’s Eye Exams are FREE on the NHS.


It is not necessary for a child to be able to read or even speak in order for our eye professionals to check if glasses are required to improve their vision.

Testing the Eyes of a Child

Leith Opticians offers child-friendly tests that will tell us – and you – everything we need to know about your child’s eye health. Children don’t have to be able to read to have an eye test.
We’ll ask you about family history and check your child’s sight against expected levels of development for their age. We’ll assess their vision and see if it needs correcting, then discuss the results clearly with you.
Children qualify for an NHS voucher and we have a great range of kids glasses ranging from coloured metals to funky plastics, cost covered by your NHS Voucher, meaning complete pairs of glasses and repairs at no charge.

Child-friendly Eye Care

Once they’ve had their first eye exam, your child will soon get into the habit of having their eyes checked regularly. We like to see children at least every year to ensure we and you are looking after their precious sight and to help you with any questions you have about your child’s vision.

Come in with your child to see us anytime. Older children may be interested in contact lenses – click here for more information.


We are determined to give our local community in Harlow the best eye care support possible.
We offer free nhs eye tests for under 16’s as well as free glasses in our £64 kids range and £89 teens range.

These glasses also now come with a second pair at half price from the same price range!


Amazing experience with my 3 year old daughter! I was really worried that my daughter would be really scared and not let anyone get close to her eyes, but staff was absolutely brilliant in putting her at ease and engaging with her. She was so proud to have her eyes checked afterwards! Thank you for making it such a positive experience for her. 🙂
Janice L
Janice L
09:29 28 Nov 23
We took my daughter for her first eye test and were so pleased with the service. The staff were really friendly and put her at ease. Bobby is a real natural with children and was also very thorough and kept me informed of what was going on throughout. Thank you!
Luke Hasham-Smith
Luke Hasham-Smith
05:45 22 May 22
My mum had an amazing experience here. The staff were incredibly friendly & supportive.
Natalie Dormer
Natalie Dormer
15:30 28 Apr 22
Amazing staff amazing service my lil one loves her trips to optician she always come out with a massive smile on her face such loving staff i would definitely recommend leith opticians over and over again.10/10always 👌👍🏼
•Aesthetic dreams•
•Aesthetic dreams•
14:04 10 Nov 19
Fantastic service provided by Mini at the Eastcote Branch. She was so knowledgable and helped me find the right glasses for me! Thank you Mini
Shikha Patwal
Shikha Patwal
13:37 13 Dec 18
Fantastic service. They say they take an Holistic approach and it's true! First time I've been to an opticians that genuinely care about me. So big thank you to the opticians and the wonderful staff. I'll be back again for sure!
Sean McAuley
Sean McAuley
11:47 14 Mar 16