Eye Health Central

Children's Vision

Can Contact Lenses correct a squint?

Can Contact Lenses correct a squint?

14 Jan 2021

A squint, or lazy eye, is medically known as strabismus, and is a relatively common visual disorder in children characterised by slight eye misalignment.

A squint can easily be treated with help from your optometrist and at home. Here we help explain some the exercises suggested to help children with squints.

Children and Contact lenses: A Parent's Guide

Children and Contact lenses: A Parent's Guide

14 Jan 2021

It's not uncommon for children as young as 10 years old to ask if they can wear contact lenses, so can they? Unfortunately it's not a simple case of yes or no, but a decision based on many factors.

Here we explore some of the main factors to consider before deciding if a child is ready to wear contact lenses.

Common Eye Conditions in Children

Common Eye Conditions in Children

14 Jan 2021

As a child grows and explores the world their five senses are crucially important, none more so than their vision.

Most children go through their childhood with no issues with their vision, some many need glasses to correct short-sightedness or long-sightedness whilst others will suffer eye conditions varying from mild to severe.

We help you recognise the ell tale signs and symptoms of common eye conditions in children from a stye to cataracts.