Children of all ages are constantly using their eyes for a large variety of tasks. An undetected vision problem can significantly impact on a childs learning and concentration. For this reason we at Eyeland Opticians believe it is vitally important for children to have a regular eye examination. Children as young as two years of age can have their eyes examined at Eyeland opticians. During the examination we will check your childs eyes for a range of conditions, including hypermetropia (long sightedness), myopia (short sightedness), amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (squint).

The eye examination is free for all children under 16 and up to 18 if in full time education. We offer a large range of spectacles that are free on the NHS. We also stock a large range of frames popular with teenagers


We are able to visit you at home to examine your eyes if you are unable to come in to the practice. The home visit is free of charge if you qualify for an NHS examination .If you would like a home visit but do not qualify for a free examination please contact the practice to find out the charge for a home visit.


At Eyeland Opticians we can supply you with a range of specialised eyewear for the work environment. If you use visual display equipment on a regular basis at work you may be entitled to an eye examination provided by your employer. You may also be entitled to help towards the cost of spectacles if they are required solely for computer use.

We can also supply prescription safety spectacles if you work in an environment where safety glasses are required to be worn.


We stock a range of sportswear for a variety of sports and activities and can advise on the best lenses for your requirements.

We can provide eyewear for specific sports, including:

  • Swimming
  • Football
  • Squash
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Snooker
  • Winter sports

For more information please ring the practice and speak to our friendly staff. They will be able to answer any questions you may have.


You are entitled to a free eye examination if you are;

  • Over 60
  • Under 16
  • A full time student aged 16, 17 or 18
  • Receiving Income support
  • Receiving Income based job seekers allowance
  • Receiving Income related employment and support allowance
  • Receiving Pension credit guarantee credit
  • Receiving Tax credit with a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
  • Registered blind or partially sighted
  • Suffer from diabetes or glaucoma
  • considered to be at risk of glaucoma by an ophthalmologist
  • Over 40 and a direct relative of somebody with glaucoma
  • A prisoner on leave
  • Prescribed complex lenses under the NHS