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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]

The Dangers of Orthokeratology [WARNING] What is Ortho-K?The rise of myopia as an epidemicWhat are the risks of Ortho-K?Eyes may revert after lens wear stopsUnstable for lower prescriptionsIncreased risk of serious infectionOrtho-K is NOT licenced for Myopia ControlWhat are the best options for myopia control?The importance of a complete Myopia Control Programme What is Ortho-K?Orthokeratology, […]

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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 ​Myopia is on the rise, it is reaching level higher than before. The numbers in the UK and the west have doubled over the past […]

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MiSight Contact Lenses for Myopia Control

As well as being one of the top 15 practices in Europe 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 you […]

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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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2017 Vision-Boosting Toy and Games Christmas Gift List

Central Vision Opticians 2017 Christmas Vision-Boosting Toy and Games 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 […]

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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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The top 5 Visual Learning Tips to Supercharge your Studying

See how visual learning can boost your exam performance and grades   With so many schools focusing on written and auditory learning, effective study tips for visual learners can be difficult to come by. However, visual learners are common, and for many students, good study habits begin with finding a way to incorporate visual learning […]

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Dyslexia and Vision: Seeing through the confusion

http://www.dyslexiamagazine.com/index.php/2017/02/20/dyslexia-and-vision-seeing-through-the-confusion/  

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2016 Vision-Boosting Toy and Games Christmas Gift List

Central Vision Opticians 2016 Christmas Vision-Boosting Toy and Games List As specialists in vision, parents often ask us about the things they can be doing with their kids to improve their vision and visual skills. Every year we compile our MASSIVE list of the best toys and games to improve physical and visual skills. Check […]

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Illuminating changes in your night vision

Every year, the clocks are turned back an hour at the end of October marking the end of the summer and making the night draw in earlier, reducing light in the winter months. This is usually a time that I see an influx of patients coming to see me regarding changes in their vision. Insurance […]

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Open your eyes to driving in the dark

It’s a cold, gloomy night. You’re driving home, looking forward to the comfort of a night spent huddled under the blankets, catching up on TV. But the light outside is vastly reduced, the road ahead seems blurry and the glare from oncoming headlights seem to blaze right through your eyes. As the nights draw in […]

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Night vision problems-common causes and cures

Have you been struggling with your vision at night? Here are some of the most common causes: A need for glasses: This is probably the most likely explanation for reduced vision at night. It’s also easy to test and correct too. Cataracts are a clouding of the lens of the eye and are the second most […]

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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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