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Our Active Approach to Myopia Management

How We Do Things Differently That Makes Us So Successful at Myopia Management If you’re looking for an optometrist to manage your child’s myopia, you’ll want to know that they’re taking a proactive approach to your child’s vision and myopia. At Central Vision Opticians, we understand that the best way to protect your child’s vision is […]

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Habits for children reading myopia

7 Simple Reading Habits to Help Combat Myopia Progression

As parents, we all want to nurture our children’s development and well-being. When it comes to their vision, especially in managing or reducing the risk of myopia progression, the way they read can play a crucial role. Here are some of Central Vision Opticians’ practical and easy-to-implement tips to help your child develop healthier reading […]

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Options for myopia management 2023. Orthokeratology (OrthoK), MiSight, Miyosmart, Stellest

What are the latest ways to help your child with myopia or glasses for short-sight? [updated for 2023]

Check out our round-up of the latest and most effective methods to manage your child’s myopia/short to reduce the amount and risk of deterioration or progression whilst giving them the best vision for school, learning and for play. Table of Contents There are 3 main ways to manage the rate of progression of myopia: Orthokeratology (Orthok, […]

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Misight essential questions to ask

5 Essential questions you MUST ask BEFORE your child wears MiSight contact lenses

Are you considering MiSight contact lenses for your child? Ask your practitioner the following questions BEFORE your child starts wearing MiSight contact lenses. 5 Essential questions to ask How much experience do you have with MiSight contact lenses? How many children have you fitted with MiSight contact lenses? How do you monitor the change in a child […]

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visual snow syndrome simulator

A Closer Look at Visual Snow Syndrome: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

If you’re experiencing visual disturbances such as tiny flickering dots, static, or flashing lights in your visual field, you may be living with Visual Snow Syndrome (VSS). This condition can have a significant impact on your quality of life, causing symptoms such as light sensitivity, tinnitus, headaches, and dizziness. For many individuals with VSS, visual disturbances […]

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Miyosmart and stellest lenses for myopia management

Read this before your child wears Miyosmart glasses for myopia [IMPORTANT]

What are Miyosmart and Stellest spectacle lenses?These are new and revolutionary spectacle lenses for slowing the progression and deterioration of myopia in children. But before you arrange a fitting for your child, you must be aware of all the factors that contribute to your child’s myopia, when Miyosmart or Stellest lenses are NOT suitable for […]

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Johansen Individualized Auditory Stimulation

Listen Better, Learn Better: JIAS Therapy for Learning Difficulties

Does your child struggle to listen and follow instructions? Do they have trouble remembering what they hear, or seem easily distracted in noisy environments? If so, your child may be experiencing difficulties with auditory processing, which can have a significant impact on their learning and development. Table of Contents What is JIAS Therapy?How does JIAS […]

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Central Vision Opticians in the Myopia Management Practice of the Year UK 2022

Are you looking for the best practice for myopia management in the UK?

In December 2022 we were thrilled to be announced as the winner of the Myopia Management Award of the Year in the Optician Awards, organised by the Optician Magazine. Myopia is the medical term for short sight, where people have to wear glasses to see in the distance. Over the past 20 years, there has been […]

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MiSight vs OrthoK which is better

MiSight vs OrthoK: Which is better?

This is one of our most frequently asked questions. As one of the UK’s leading providers of management of children’s myopia and short sight and after successfully fitting and helping hundreds of children with both options, we wanted to share our extensive insights to give you a rundown of each option. Table of Contents MiSight […]

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Bhavin Shah

Bhavin Shah

Bhavin Shah is a multi-award-winning, global pioneer in eyecare and founder of Central Vision Opticians.  He has always been a problem solver, technophile and innovator.  Insert Image Bhavin Shah graduated from UMIST (University of Manchester) in 1996. Since he qualified as an Optometrist in 1997, he has been dedicated to delivering exceptional eye care to […]

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History of Central Vision Opticians

History of Central Vision Opticians

Central Vision Opticians is a trailblazing and pioneering optometry practice that leads the world in providing unique eye care services. We have a history of innovation and providing our patients and customers an experience that can’t be beaten. Our services mean that you can have complete peace of mind that your eyes and vision will […]

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covid childrens vision

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 spectacle lens

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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