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All posts by Bhavin Shah

help your child with myopia

5 things you should be doing to help your child’s myopia

5 Essential Tips for Helping a Child with Myopia Get outdoorsHold books or devices further away Take breaks from close work and device use.SleepSpeak to an expert in myopia control Take our FREE online assessment to reveal your child’s risk of deterioration of their myopia ​Myopia is on the rise, it is reaching level higher […]

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misight myopia control contact lenses

MiSight Contact Lenses for Myopia Control

As well as being one of the top 3 practices in the UK supplying this revolutionary contact lens. We are one of the only practices in the world to combine this technology with vision therapy to provide a complete Myopia Control Programme. Our results speak for themselves>> Myopia Control with MiSight Contact Lenses – All […]

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Life is too short for boring glasses

Life is too short for boring glasses

“Life is too short to wear boring glasses” As an independent optical practice, that’s our new mantra. “There has been a massive revolution spectacle designs and the attitude that wearing the right glasses can make a statement about your personality, style and individuality” For many years the eyewear market has been dominated by a couple of […]

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Shreeya our senior optometrist

Shreeya’s Top Vision Tips

Top Vision Advice From Shreeya I believe in giving my clients the best possible eye care whilst making the whole experience enjoyable and personal. Our Senior Optometrist, Shreeya Barot, has been a member of the Central Vision Opticians team for over 2 years. Shreeya graduated from Cardiff University in 1998 with BSc(Hons) in Optometry and has […]

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The Essential Visual Skills Your Child Needs To Read

There is so much more to your vision than being able to see small letters on a chart on the other side of the room. When we read, we are engaging a huge variety of visual and motor skills. There are at least 19 different visual skills that all come together to allow us to […]

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Your Eyes in a Digital World

Your Eyes in a Digital World: What YOU need to know… There has been a monumental shift in the proliferation of technology over the last 5 years. The advent of digital devices, smartphones and tablets has touched and revolutionised so many areas of our lives. The way we connect, communicate and interact with others. The […]

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Equality of the… eyes! Here are 5 interesting facts of how gender plays a role in our vision

Bhavin Shah. London. We’ve all had a difference with the way in which we see shades of colours but what is especially unique is the different ways that men and women see colour. As a Behavioural Optometrist at Central Vision Opticians and as Chief Optometric Officer and co-founder of a vision tech start-up, I have […]

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Driver awareness: Be fit to drive

KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ROAD!   In light of the recent news regarding the death of three year old Poppy-Arabella Clarke in Birmingham, Bhavin Shah, Optometrist at Central Vision Opticians, who has experience of examining vision for the DVLA, has advised the utmost importance of getting your eyes tested on a regular basis. The […]

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Study more effectively by looking after your eyes

How to study more effectively? Look after your eyes! “Blurry vision, headaches, eyestrain, word running into each other, reading a paragraph and not remembering any of it…” These are the most common complaints I hear when I invariably get an influx of students with visual problems at this time of year. About 87% of the information […]

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How TV could have a damaging impact on your children and their vision

Following a recent article in the London Evening Standard based on research released by the charity Booktrust and alarming research published by Australian and American scientists in 2010 and 2011 regarding the damaging effects to children’s eyes by watching television, doing other sedentary activities such as using computers and video games and not spending enough […]

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FREE Visual Skills Training Worksheets

Vision is much more than having clear sight and healthy eyes. Vision is a learned skill that enables us to see the world around us. We learn how to move our eyes to the object we want to see, then follow the object and be able to say what it is. This is VITAL for […]

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Want to help your child have healthier eyes and improve their visual skills? Follow our top 5 tips below

Make sure your child has a sight test. Whilst common complaints include blurry vision, headaches and sore eyes. Under-achieving at school could also be linked to vision. Regardless of symptoms it is essential for children to have regular eye tests. Ensure your child takes frequent breaks when using screens or handheld devices. A few minutes […]

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Recommend a friend

• This scheme is open to patients and customers who have had a sight test at Central Vision Opticians and want share the care they have received from us project management free. • You will receive a £5 M&S Voucher for every friend or family member over 18, recommend by you, who has a sight […]

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How do I know if my child is having problems learning because of their eyes or vision?

If you can tick 2 or more of the symptoms below then please contact Central Vision Opticians for professional advice Blurry vision Words moving, jumping, foggy, swimming, floating (plus many other descriptions) Eyes burning, sore or itchy etc or rubbing eyes after reading or other visual tasks Headaches especially after reading or using eyes Having […]

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Contact lenses that will open your eyes to more than just your sight

As a Behavioural Optometrist at Central Vision Opticians, and as Chief Optometric Officer and co-founder of a vision tech start-up I have a passion for the latest technology and the amazing possibilities it can bring to improving our vision and lives. Following the exciting news of a revolutionary proof of concept released by a team […]

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Are you getting the best from your vision?

Lots of people come to see me for advice about varifocals they’ve bought elsewhere. “I can’t get on with them, the vision is very narrow, the vision seems distorted, everything swims when I walk, I can’t walk down stairs etc” I really want to share the advice I give to my clients to give you […]

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Serengeti: Are these the best sunglasses ever?

THAT’S AMAZING! After nearly two decades in the optical industry and seeing things come and go, I hardly ever say that about a new product. “These are the best sunglasses ever” I was told enthusiastically. Yeah right, I thought to myself, another product that claiming to be the best. I have a fascination for the optical market and I […]

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Look after your eyes on the slopes this season

You have to be fully prepared to hit the slopes for skiing and snowboarding; the correct equipment is essential for your safety and protection. Keen snowboarder and Behavioral Optometrist Bhavin Shah discuss how to protect your eyes and make the most of your vision when you’re on the slopes. Getting ready for ski-season? Anticipating the […]

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How can Pictionary help visual skills?

Pictionary is a fun game for the whole the family and for any age, there is even an edition designed for younger children (Draw Out – see below). You can even make up your own version of the game and add your own words suitable for different age groups and a variety of subjects. Hidden […]

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Cataract Assessments

Central Vision Opticians are specialists in cataract assessments.Are you concerned about your sight? Does your vision feel foggy or cloudy? Are you getting bothered by glare from headlights when driving at night? You may have the onset of a cataract. Call us now to book an assessment During your assessment, we will evaluate the extent of your […]

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