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How COVID-19 could have changed your children’s eyes and vision forever?

In March 2020 at the onset of the pandemic, I gave a warning and prediction about how the COVID-19 could affect children’s vision. Unfortunately, some of these predictions have come true. The lockdown meant that millions of children had been forced into lockdown and continue their education remotely. The reduced outdoor time and increased indoor time, […]

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MiyoSmart by Hoya: a revolutionary spectacle lens to help combat myopia

Central Vision Opticians are excited to announce that they are one of the initial practices trained and accredited to fit and supply innovative MiyoSmart spectacle lenses with DIMS technology by Hoya, for reducing the progression of childhood myopia without the need for contact lenses. Quick Navigation What are the existing methods to manage and slow […]

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MiSight Contact Lenses | How To Keep Myopia Under Control

What is Myopia? Myopia, otherwise known as short-sightedness, is a common eye condition which causes objects in the distance to appear blurred, whilst close objects are often seen clearly. Myopia occurs when there has been too much focusing power, either due to the eye being too long or the cornea being more curved than usual, making […]

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6 Tips On How To Protect Your Eyes During Lockdown

Looking after your eyes now is more important than ever. During the first lockdown in March, 22% of British people noticed their vision get worse throughout this period, whilst 32% of people believed that spending more time in front of a screen has worsened their vision. Online communications have become more popular than ever, with […]

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We Are Still Open For All Your Eyecare Needs | COVID-19 November Update

We’re Still Open For Appointments With All Of The Necessary Precautions in PlaceIn light of the new national lockdown measures to be introduced from Thursday 5th November, we wanted to give you an update and reassurance regarding our care for your eyes. As a provider of essential services, we will continue to stay fully open […]

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Study Smarter, Not Harder – Tips & Strategies For Working With Dyslexia

It is evident that being a sufferer of dyslexia can mean taking a huge amount of hard work, particularly when it comes to revising and doing homework. It is so important for parents of dyslexic children to be well prepared to help with their child’s learning needs and communicate their apprehensions with their teachers. Whilst […]

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Dear Teacher: My Child Has Dyslexia | What Does Your Child’s Teacher Need To Know About Dyslexia?

It shouldn’t matter how slowly some children learn as long as we are encouraging them not to stopIf your child is dyslexic, difficulties frequently become more evident in their learning as they progress through school. Dyslexic children can frequently be made to feel different from their peers. Often tasks which may seem simple to others, […]

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We’re Open, But Your Safety Comes First

The health and safety of our customers, employees and community has always been and will continue to be our first priority. We are closely monitoring the situation with COVID-19 and are taking steps to help protect our customers and communityAs we gradually adjust to the new normal, we understand some patients may be feeling nervous […]

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A North London Optical Practice for over 60 years: 327 Regents Park Road

Discovering local history allows us the opportunity to create a picture of what the town we live in was like in the past and help shape who we are todayLocations and objects in your community can reflect the long heritage of the pastgenerations of where you live. The more we understand about our local history, […]

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See the world in HD with Vista-Mesh lenses

Night driving glare? Computer eye strain? Eyestrain with general reading and writing? Vista-Mesh lenses may be the answer to all your anti-glare visual problemsThese lenses have been specifically designed to relieve a number of visual stress related symptoms through their clever blend of two technologies. These unique lenses have been in the UK for the […]

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7 Reasons You Should Be Keeping Your Opticians Local

Local businesses are the backbone of the economy, not only for providing local employment and essential services, but to create a vibrant and sustainable local community. The world is gradually becoming increasingly dominated by chain store opticians, which usually tend to be designed to operate and appear similar. Independent opticians are were innovation happens and […]

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Tomato Glasses: Eyewear Specialized for Children

Tomato glasses is a multiple award winning leading brand for children’s eyewear, specifically created for new born babies up to teens, they have been designed to be the most comfortable, adjustable and light frames to fit any child’s needs.The brand was founded in 2003 by Mr Sungjoon Kim, when his son needed glasses and could […]

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Back To School Essentials: Book An Eye Test

Your child’s eyes are their windows to the worldAs students begin prepare returning to school after these past few unusual months, we want to make sure all the essentials are ticked off their back to school checklist. In-between attending online Zoom classes as well as socialising with friends, surfing the web and watching television programmes, […]

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A Simple Guide To Varifocals

 Varifocal lenses have been the ultimate invention for those who require glasses for both reading and distance, as well as those with presbyopia, a farsightedness many of us experience after the age of 45. The gradual changing power of the lens from the top to the bottom of the lens allows you to see across […]

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Understanding the importance of Sports & Protective Eyewear

When playing sports or participating in other physical activities, we make sure to protect our arms and legs, and it should be the same for our eyes. Only in recent years, the sports world has understood the importance of wearing eyewear specifically designed to protect your eyes during sporting activities. A range of athletes from […]

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Good Design Is Sustainable Design: Introducing The Eco-friendly Eyewear company you have been waiting for

“Wear glasses that matter”We are very proud to introduce our first-ever Sustainable Eco-friendly optical collection. Eco-Conscious eyewear is a new brand which prides themselves on developing chic and exclusive bio-based acetate eyewear for both Men and Women. The brand’s collaboration with the charity ‘One Tree Planted’, allows them to help reforestation efforts in the fight […]

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How to stop your glasses from fogging [TOP TIPS]

How to fight the fog? Tips on how to stop your glasses steaming up:From 24th July 2020, face coverings are now mandatory in shops, banks, indoor public spaces and stations to protect us and reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). And people have started to realise there is an irritating side-effect for those who wear […]

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[COVID-19] How can your optician ensure you have a safe eye test?

The Coronavirus COVID19 pandemic has shaken the entire world. Within the space of months everything has changed. Something as important as looking after your eyes and vision has become less straightforward and increases the exposure to risk to yourself and the optometrist.  Thankfully, with careful planning, proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and the latest examination technology, […]

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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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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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