Children

Children’s sunglasses – what to look out for

12th May 2017

Here Ian shares his tips on what to look out for when you're selecting a pair of children's sunglasses. UV rays are so damaging to vision and the delicate skin surrounding the eyes so it is vital that...

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Certificate in Child Anxiety and Confidence for optical assistant Heather Muir

19th April 2017

We’re delighted to announce that our optical assistant, Heather Muir, has recently completed her level two certificate in Child Anxiety and Confidence. Designed to help understand the importance of ...

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Your child’s first eye examination – what to expect

06th April 2017

We’ve seen many posts on social media recently where parents are asking what they can expect in their child’s first eye examination, so we thought we’d take the opportunity to let you know what ...

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First optometrist in Scotland to offer new Myopia Management contact lenses

29th March 2017

We were amongst a select group of eye care professionals across Europe who were invited to be the first to work with the new CooperVision MiSight® 1 day contact lens for Myopia Management. This is th...

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BBig appealing, exciting, daring, stylish and (almost) indestructible! Our new range of frames for kids

16th November 2016

Children often miss out when it comes to stylish glasses. The options for adults are endless, however for kids it usually comes down to character or basic metal frames. With this in mind, we went on t...

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Are screens damaging my child’s vision?

16th October 2016

Parents regularly debate how much screen time their children should have for numerous reasons, one of which may be their concern for their vision. With a dramatic rise in children developing myopia...

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Reassurance regarding children’s eye examination following case in Ipswich

25th July 2016

It was with great sadness that we read the about the case of Vincent Barker (8) who died in 2012 following the missed diagnosis of bilateral papilloedema which was a sign of a buildup of fluid on his ...

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When should I get my child’s eyes examined?

18th July 2016

Some children will receive vision screening either in nursery or in primary one, however this does not check the health of their eyes so a comprehensive eye examination is strongly advised. Whils...

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Could visual stress be causing your child’s reading difficulties?

23rd May 2016

Children are encouraged to enjoy books from a young age, and learning to read is a huge part of their early years at school. Therefore, for parents, seeing your child struggling to read can be worryin...

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Sun protection: don’t forget your eyes

18th May 2016

It is finally here. Yes the sun has been seen for more than one consecutive day and we’re being told to expect the hottest summer on record. A sign of this was my son arriving home with a sun safety...

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