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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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Know the signs of retinoblastoma – eye cancer in children

07th March 2016

The first thing to say is, retinoblastoma, a form of eye cancer in children, is very rare. However, because it is rare, there is little awareness of the symptoms or even its existence. It is a fast gr...

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ITV feature on Myopia Management

02nd March 2016

Following on from other blogs on Myopia Management (also known as Myopia Control), using contact lenses to slow the progression of short-sightedness in children, we thought we'd share this feature f...

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Reduce your chance of becoming short-sighted

26th February 2016

  We are often asked about whether there is anything you can do to reduce the chance of becoming short-sighted. So we've compiled some advice on steps you can take, which is especially important...

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