Category Archives for Your Eyes

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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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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Shreeya’s Top Vision Tips

Top Vision Advice From Shreeya I believe in giving my clients the best possible eye care whilst making the whole experience enjoyable and personal. Our Senior Optometrist, Shreeya Barot, has been a member of the Central Vision Opticians team for over 2 years. Shreeya graduated from Cardiff University in 1998 with BSc(Hons) in Optometry and has […]

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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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Dyslexia and Vision: Seeing through the confusion


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