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Category Archives for Children Vision

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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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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Read this before your child wears MiSight contact lenses for myopia control [IMPORTANT]

Read this before your child wears MiSight Contact Lenses What are MiSight contact lenses?What are the causes of myopia?What is the importance of myopia control?There are four major factors that play a part in myopia in children.What needs to be assessed BEFORE you start myopia control with MiSight?What are the important questions you MUST ask […]

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Don't fit your child with ortho-k lenses

Don’t fit your short-sighted or myopic child with Ortho-K (sleep-in) lenses until you read this [WARNING]

The Dangers of Orthokeratology [WARNING] What is Ortho-K?The rise of myopia as an epidemicWhat are the risks of Ortho-K?Eyes may revert after lens wear stopsUnstable for lower prescriptionsIncreased risk of serious infectionOrtho-K is NOT licenced for Myopia ControlWhat are the best options for myopia control?The importance of a complete Myopia Control Programme What is Ortho-K?Orthokeratology, […]

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5 things you should be doing to help your child’s myopia

5 Essential Tips for Helping a Child with Myopia Get outdoorsHold books or devices further away Take breaks from close work and device use.SleepSpeak to an expert in myopia control ​Myopia is on the rise, it is reaching level higher than before. The numbers in the UK and the west have doubled over the past […]

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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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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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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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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 […]

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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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