Children will rarely complain about their eyesight but there are some tell-tale signs that all is not well.

Have you noticed that your child sits a bit too close to the television? Has their teacher said they have difficulty reading the blackboard or whiteboard? Do they have a tendency to blink rapidly or are they constantly rubbing their eyes?

The BBC has reported that a smartphone app has been developed which could bring much-needed eye care to those in need in the remotest parts of the world.

The Portable Eye Examination Kit (Peek) uses the camera of a portable phone to scan an eye’s lens for cataracts.

Well at last it seems like summer is finally here. However, the good weather can bring its own problems for the health of our eyes. Here are some hot tips to ensure you and your family avoid them!

• Wear your sunglasses – it may seem obvious, but it is important. Damage from UV rays builds up over time so you are never too young to start wearing them. This may prevent eye problems such as pterygium (benign growths), cataracts or eye cancer. It also gets the kids into good habits.
• Don’t forget the sunscreen and a hat – it really is important to protect the delicate skin around your eyes, otherwise problems from wrinkles to skin cancer may result.

It's true – the Vision Centre provide hearing tests, as well as providing first class eye care.

The process begins with an examination of your ears. Some hearing problems are the result of build-up of wax deposits or another medical condition. If we feel this is the case then we will refer you to your medical practitioner for treatment.

If you are considering visiting an optician for the first time, or your prescription has altered since your last visit, you may want a brief rundown of the three main lens options available to you.

Option 1
Single Vision Lenses. These lenses are, as the name indicates, suitable if just a single aspect of your sight needs correction. They are therefore used for people with either short or long sight.