Myopia: How can they learn if they can't see

Myopia Control – Help Your Child’s Short Sight In Just 1 Min Per Day

Myopia – how to slow down the change Help your child’s short-sight in just 1 minute a day!! Myopia (AKA short sight) is on the rise. And it’s worrying. More children are being diagnosed every day. Within the next few years, it is expected that 50% of 18-year-olds in the UK will be myopic. More […]

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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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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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