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What happens to your eyes after COVID-19?

The Novel Coronavirus is still painting a puzzling picture. As doctors and scientists are getting to grips with the way the virus is spread, how it infects and affects the body and what the short- and long-term complications. Some reports and papers are being published about the post-COVID-19 visual and ocular symptoms. Here is a […]

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Working from home

Computer Vision Syndrome: Are your eyes suffering whilst working from home?

​The advent of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has radically transformed the way we all live and work. Jump straight to the tips! Top 7 tips for Computer/VDU users Within just two weeks, we’ve been quarantined to our homes. The new reality has quickly forced significant changes. The unknowns and worry of this global pandemic, the economic and […]

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COVID-19 could make the world more short-sighted

How COVID-19 could make the world more short-sighted [WARNING]

Take our FREE online assessment to reveal your child’s risk of deterioration of myopia? COVID-19 is an unprecedented global pandemic the likes of which has not been seen in our lifetime. The procedures in place to limit the spread and impact of the virus will represent a huge change in how we live and work. There […]

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Visual Development Milestones – What should my child see or do?

Your Child’s Development Milestones: Quick Navigation Birth1 month2 to 3 months4 to 5 months5 to 7 months7 to 12 months12 to 18 months18 to 24 months36 to 48 months48 to 72 months (4 to 6 years) BirthBorn with poor sightInfant will blink or withdraw in response to bright light or touching eyeEyes are frequently uncoordinated […]

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Walter and Herbert spectacle frames

Walter and Herbert – Why is this our favourite range?

Walter and Herbert – Hand-made in England to give you high quality frames that feel great and look fabulousThe Walter and Herbert frame range heralds a welcome return to classic British design, artistry, quality and hand-made manufacture. The roots of the range come from the innovative entrepreneurs, Walter Conway and Herbert Thorn, who in 1946 […]

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Rory's Story Cubes

Rory’s Story Cubes

Rory’s Story CubesThe next time you visit us, check out our amazing range of Rory’s story cubes. They are a fun and addictive way to help boost creativity, problem-solving, story-telling, visualisation, speech and language skills in an simple game. They can provide inspiration for creative writing, art and even music. It can also help develop […]

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Save the environment - recycle your contact lens materials

Save the environment – Recycle your contact lens materials

We are leading the way in reducing plastic pollution from Contact Lenses to help children with reading difficulties Contact lenses provide a very welcome and sought-after relief from the burden of spectacle wear for millions of people in the UK. The advent of disposable contact lenses, especially those replaced daily have significantly improved the health of […]

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The ultimate guide for protecting your eyes this summer [MUST READ]

The ultimate guide for protecting your eyes this summer [MUST READ]

9 top tips for your eyes to survive the summer sunAfter a scorching summer last year, the holiday season is upon us again. Whether you’re travelling to exotic destinations around the world or seeing the amazing sights within the UK, here is the only guide you’ll need to keep your eyes safe and healthy and […]

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optomap by optos

Optomap: The world’s most advanced scan of your retina

Optomap by Optos, (especially the latest Daytona plus) is the worlds most advanced, widest and comprehensive scan of your retina at the back of your eyes. It can capture a breathtaking image in just a few seconds, in order to ensure that the back of your eyes are healthy and reduce the risk of retinal […]

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dyspraxia: a guide to vision

Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia: a guide to visual skills Although dyspraxia is understood to affect fine and gross coordination skills (small and large muscle movements), there is a strong relationship between these difficulties and visual skills. At Central Vision Opticians we have helped hundreds of children and adults with dyspraxia. We will assess you or your child’s symptoms to […]

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Convergence Insuffiency

Convergence Insufficiency

What is Convergence Insufficiency (CI)?Do you think you or your child has reading or attention difficulties at work or at school? It might be convergence insufficiency or other visual problems. At Central Vision Opticians we specialise in diagnosing and treating a range of binocular visual difficulties including CI. To date, we have helped hundreds of […]

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2018 Vision-Boosting Toy and Games Christmas Gift List

As specialists in vision, parents often ask us about the things they can do to improve their kid’s vision and visual skills. Every year we compile our MASSIVE list of the best toys and games to improve physical and visual skills. Check out the links below if there is something specific you’d like to work […]

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what is short sighted myopia

What does it mean to be short sighted (myopic)?

What is Short-Sightedness (myopia)? What is Short-Sightedness (myopia)?What is happening to the eyes?What are the causes of myopia?What are the dangers of myopia?How can I tell if my child has myopia?What is the treatment for short sightedness?What should I do to help my child? What is Short-Sightedness (myopia)?Short Sight (also known as near sighted or myopia), is an increasingly common […]

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Vote for us! Contact Lens Practitioner of the Year

AOP Awards – Contact Lens Practitioner of the Year 2019

Please vote for us: I am so honoured to be short listed for Contact Lens Practitioner of the Year 2019 It’s a wonderful recognition of the revolutionary, life-changing and cutting-edge work in the optical industry in fitting contact lenses for children and adults. I have a passion for ensuring my patients always the best vision The last leg now […]

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Visual-Tracking

Visual-Tracking – The hidden cause of poor reading skills

Has your child ever had difficulties with reading or comprehension in school, not just in literacy or English lessons, but also in maths and other subjects? Comprehension problems due to poor visual-tracking skills can affect all school subjects, so it’s worth learning more if your child seems to struggle in school. There is so much conflicting […]

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Read this before your child wears MiSight contact lenses for myopia control [IMPORTANT]

Read this before your child wears MiSight Contact Lenses What are MiSight contact lenses?What are the causes of myopia?What is the importance of myopia control?There are four major factors that play a part in myopia in children.What needs to be assessed BEFORE you start myopia control with MiSight?What are the important questions you MUST ask […]

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Don’t fit your short-sighted or myopic child with Ortho-K (sleep-in) lenses until you read this [WARNING]

Orthokeratology – What you need to know! What is Orthokeratology?How can OrthoK help a child with myopia?How do these lenses slow the deterioration in children who have myopia?Are Ortho-K lenses safe?What are the risks of Orthokeratology?What are the benefits of Orthokeratology?How are these lenses fitted?What are the best options for myopia control?The importance of a […]

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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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