Parents urged to make sure children have eyes tested

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A Sheffield GP is calling on parents to make sure their children have regular eye tests as part of national eye heath week.

Dr Richard Oliver, joint clinical director at NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Regular eye tests are important, because your eyes don’t usually hurt when something is wrong.

“A sight test is a vital health check for your eyes that can pick up early signs of eye conditions before you’re aware of any symptoms – many of which can be treated if found early enough.

“Check-ups on eye health can begin in early childhood.

“Indeed, in Sheffield all children have an eye assessment in their first year at school.”

National eye health week starts on Monday.