• Does your child need glasses? When should you get your kid an eye test

    There was nothing suggesting my son needed glasses – he didn’t get distracted in class and was doing pretty well in school but I knew general advice was to get eyes tested when they started school – and since he was 7 I was concerned I had been remiss (poor second born child – they never get such attentive parenting do they?!) So I made an appointment at our local opticians and was somewhat surprised to discover that he was slightly longsighted (apparently fairly common in early childhood) – and would, according to the optician, benefit from glasses. The message