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Would you let your six year old have an eye test with a smear person whilst you were in different room also having an eye test?

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Bartenderandthethief Tue 14-Nov-17 18:20:41

As the title says, would you?

Bartenderandthethief Tue 14-Nov-17 18:21:11

Ha ha that should say same sex person

Margomyhero Tue 14-Nov-17 18:21:12


ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 14-Nov-17 18:21:24

Smear person?

OlennasWimple Tue 14-Nov-17 18:21:53

What's a smear person? Another person?

If so, yes I would with DS as he would have been fine with it. DD would have refused to cooperate without me in the room

Myheartbelongsto Tue 14-Nov-17 18:21:58

A what person?

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 14-Nov-17 18:22:00

Of course, why not?

Margomyhero Tue 14-Nov-17 18:22:10


No. I would want to sit in on a six year old eye test regardless of the sex of the optician.

cripeystripey Tue 14-Nov-17 18:22:23

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Bartenderandthethief Tue 14-Nov-17 18:23:04

Sorry same sex. My daughter was having an eye test with a female person whilst her dad was in a different room having an eye test

GetOutOfMYGarden Tue 14-Nov-17 18:23:18

I was wondering why the smear test nurse was suddenly doing eye examination!

That said I'd be fine with it. They'll be DBS checked as any health professional is.

Margomyhero Tue 14-Nov-17 18:23:48

My reason isn't that I would worry about anything inappropriate. I'd want to ensure that the DC Co operated with the test.

SaucyJack Tue 14-Nov-17 18:24:06

I wouldn't, but that's more to do with me needing to hiss death threats to get them to do as they were told rather than any child protection concerns.

Sirzy Tue 14-Nov-17 18:24:09

I’m amazed they would do an examination on a 6 year old with no adult present!

OlennasWimple Tue 14-Nov-17 18:24:28

I wouldn't have a problem with the sex of the optician. confused

I would want to hear from them direct at the end what the check up has shown, though, rather than rely on the 6yo passing on any messages

dementedpixie Tue 14-Nov-17 18:25:05

I would want to be with the child in case there are any questions from the optician or the parent. I always go in with my 2 when they get an eye test

Bartenderandthethief Tue 14-Nov-17 18:25:14

Sirzy, that’s what I thought.

Maplestaple Tue 14-Nov-17 18:25:34

I don't understand why it makes a difference what sex the person is.

The only issue would be if the dc is mature enough to do as they are told whilst having the eye test.

Myheartbelongsto Tue 14-Nov-17 18:26:11

Yes I would.

Evelynismyspyname Tue 14-Nov-17 18:26:34

Yes. If he wanted to go in alone I'd let him, if he didn't I'd go with. My kids have all had hearing tests on their own at 5 or 6. You can't really go in with them as it distracts them. They are perfectly capable of following instructions and I'm outside the room. I don't suspect the staff at the audiology clinic of wanting to abuse children any more than I'd suspect any other traceable professional.

Myheartbelongsto Tue 14-Nov-17 18:26:40

Are you looking for a problem here op. I'm not sure you'll find one.

SomewhatIdiosyncratic Tue 14-Nov-17 18:27:12

DS (6) recently had an eye test. I sat in the corner sniggering and feeling like a spare part as he clearly had the situation under control. He's very thorough at explaining what's what!

Smoothyloopy Tue 14-Nov-17 18:29:05

I'm confused as to the problem as I don't see one!

CDeville Tue 14-Nov-17 18:29:11

Of course I would.

Whyever not?

Evelynismyspyname Tue 14-Nov-17 18:31:23

My eldest was going into the dentist on her own at 7 as all my kids had simultaneous appointments (practice has 4 consulting rooms, two dentists, several hygienists) and I was juggling the two youngest by the time she was 7 ... This was also fine.

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