We are specialized in testing children’s eyes below the age of 8 years.
We routinely do vision screening for many kindergartens in Nairobi.
It is important to screen every child at the age of 1, 3, 5, and 7 years. Eye diseases and spectacle prescriptions need to be detected as early as possible before the age of 8 years. If not, detected early enough they can cause lazy eyes/amblyopia. Some of these conditions cannot be treated after the age of 8.
Who should do School Screening?
Optometry is not regulated in Kenya. Please ask the Eye Care Practitioner for their qualifications and experience before allowing them to come and screen children in your school. Not every Eye Care practitioner is experienced in screening children below the age of 8 years.
If screening children who do not yet know their numbers or letters, they should use specialized picture vision charts for children, do retinoscopy and check for the presence of an eye turn.
Who is testing your eyes?
There is no board for Optometrists in Kenya. Anyone can open up an ‘Optical Shop’ and test your eyes. Please do not be afraid to ask your Optician/Optometrist for their qualifications.