Children

National Eye Health Week: Children’s eye sight

19th September 2017

As part of National Eye Health Week we are encouraging people to ensure they're giving their eyes the best possible care. Today we're looking at children's vision. Your child’s sight is precious....

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Pre-school vision screening not the same as a comprehensive eye examination

10th August 2017

Pre-school vision screening should not negate the need for a comprehensive pre-school eye examination. In Scotland, we are fortunate that all children receive a Pre-School Orthoptic Vision Screenin...

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Back to school eye examination

04th August 2017

Is your child ready for the new term? New shoes? School bag? Pencil case? Eye examination? Most children assume that the way they see is normal so you cannot rely on them to tell you if things are wr...

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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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