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Happy children on our active myopia management programme

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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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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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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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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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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misight warning

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 short-sighted or myopic child with Ortho-K (sleep-in) lenses until you read this [WARNING]

Orthokeratology – What you need to know! What is Orthokeratology?How can OrthoK help a child with myopia?How do these lenses slow the deterioration in children who have myopia?Are Ortho-K lenses safe?What are the risks of Orthokeratology?What are the benefits of Orthokeratology?How are these lenses fitted?What are the best options for myopia control?The importance of a […]

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help your child with myopia

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 Take our FREE online assessment to reveal your child’s risk of deterioration of their myopia ​Myopia is on the rise, it is reaching level higher […]

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misight myopia control contact lenses

MiSight Contact Lenses for Myopia Control

As well as being one of the top 3 practices in the UK supplying this revolutionary contact lens. We are one of the only practices in the world to combine this technology with vision therapy to provide a complete Myopia Control Programme. Our results speak for themselves>> Myopia Control with MiSight Contact Lenses – All […]

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