You wouldn't leave it till the age of 11 to book your children's first dental visit, but a recent survey suggested a quarter of parents had never taken their children for an eye test.
If you're nervous about what it might involve, or are holding this page at arm's length yourself, maybe it's time you booked an appointment. Here we've gathered expert advice and Mumsnetters' tips on everything from getting kids to look after their specs to working out whether you might need glasses yourself.
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