Kids and Contact Lenses - Is your child ready?

Kids and Contact Lenses - Is your child ready?

As an optometrist one of the questions I frequently get asked is “from what age can my child wear contact lenses?” There appears to be a widespread perception that contact lenses are unsuitable for young children. This is not actually true, read on. 

Shortsightedness - Is Your Child at Risk?

Shortsightedness - Is Your Child at Risk?

If you've had to wear glasses throughout childhood you may be concerned about the causes of shortsightedness and whether your own children are doomed to being shortsighted, too. In this article, we explore Myopia in children.

 

What every parent should know about eye exams

What every parent should know about eye exams

Most parents are accustomed to booking regular dental checkups for their children. However they do not realize that a child should also have regular eye exams even if they do not wear glasses. Undiagnosed vision problems can have a serious effect on a child’s development, learning ability and athletic performance.

Struggling to Learn?

Struggling to Learn?

Children navigate more complex learning environments now than they did twenty to thirty years ago. The expectations seem to be higher but our tools for assisting children are also more numerous and more readily available.

What is a "lazy" eye?

What is a "lazy" eye?

Parents often mention the term “lazy eye” in our optometric practice, however few people really understand the word. The term “lazy eye” is misleading, as the eye is not lazy at all.

KIDS & ALLERGIES

KIDS & ALLERGIES

Sniffles and itchy eyes are so common that experts estimate that up to 40% of school-going children suffer with one form of allergy or another. It’s easy to bush off allergy symptoms as simply annoying but mild symptoms may lead to more serious outcomes.

Protecting your child's eyes from the sun

Protecting your child's eyes from the sun

We are frequently reminded through the media and advertising of the importance of sun block lotions to protect the skin from the damaging rays of the sun but what about the eyes?

DEBUNKING MYTHS ABOUT VISION

DEBUNKING MYTHS ABOUT VISION

“Stop sitting so close to the TV, it will ruin your eyes!” your mom would yell. Now you find yourself saying the same things. But is it really true? It is time to clarify some of the most pressing questions about eyes for good.