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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. Usually, the lenses on sports […]

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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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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: 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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