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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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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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Are you getting the best from your vision?

Lots of people come to see me for advice about varifocals they’ve bought elsewhere. “I can’t get on with them, the vision is very narrow, the vision seems distorted, everything swims when I walk, I can’t walk down stairs etc” I really want to share the advice I give to my clients to give you […]

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Serengeti: Are these the best sunglasses ever?

THAT’S AMAZING! After nearly two decades in the optical industry and seeing things come and go, I hardly ever say that about a new product. “These are the best sunglasses ever” I was told enthusiastically. Yeah right, I thought to myself, another product that claiming to be the best. I have a fascination for the optical market and I […]

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Look after your eyes on the slopes this season

You have to be fully prepared to hit the slopes for skiing and snowboarding; the correct equipment is essential for your safety and protection. Keen snowboarder and Behavioral Optometrist Bhavin Shah discuss how to protect your eyes and make the most of your vision when you’re on the slopes. Getting ready for ski-season? Anticipating the […]

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How can Pictionary help visual skills?

Pictionary is a fun game for the whole the family and for any age, there is even an edition designed for younger children (Draw Out – see below). You can even make up your own version of the game and add your own words suitable for different age groups and a variety of subjects. Hidden […]

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Cataract Assessments

Central Vision Opticians are specialists in cataract assessments.Are you concerned about your sight? Does your vision feel foggy or cloudy? Are you getting bothered by glare from headlights when driving at night? You may have the onset of a cataract. Call us now to book an assessment During your assessment, we will evaluate the extent of your […]

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Computer/VDU users: Our Top 5 Tips for protecting your eyes

  Take frequent breaks from sustained computer use. Try the 20-20-20 rule, refocus your eyes to look at an object 20 feet away, for 20 seconds every 20 minutes. By refocusing on a distant object it relaxes the muscles and reduces the strain that leads to many of the symptoms. Adjust the monitor to the […]

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