0-1 years: When early diagnosis and treatment are key to healthy visual development

Delivering the best possible outcomes for babies while supporting their parents and carers

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0-1 years: Where early diagnosis and treatment are key to healthy visual development

Delivering the best possible outcomes for babies while supporting their parents and carers


0-1: Early years require early intervention

A key stage in our visual development, where early intervention is key to ensuring the best outcome possible.

Visual development is a dynamic process relying on normal eye function and normal brain function. During the first months of your baby’s life visual development is rapid, keeping pace with their general development. Unattended abnormalities in eye structure, alignment or refractive errors can impede normal visual development and have lasting effects. Your GP and Health Visitor will monitor your baby at various intervals, but if you have any concerns, it is always better to have them investigated, even just to confirm that everything is OK.

Our team at Bright Eyes has a wealth of expertise and experience in assessing babies of all ages and will ensure that your concerns are addressed and that you’re given all the information you need or want.

Hopefully, this may only consist of reassuring you that ‘your baby is just fine’. However, if there are any issues that need addressing, we’ll ensure that the pathway to diagnosis and treatment is clear to you and, as always, you are fully informed and supported along the way.



Things to watch out for

At any age if you have concerns it is always best to have them addressed.

  • Do my baby's eyes appear unusual, red or uncomfortable?
  • Are my baby’s eyes sticky and constantly watery?

Once your baby reaches 6 weeks old, their visual engagement should be good and we strongly recommend seeking advice if you notice anything potentially amiss:

  • Is my baby looking directly at me?
  • Is my baby's gaze steady?
  • Do my baby's eyes appear to be looking in the same direction?

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Brilliant Outcomes

At Bright Eyes, we’re parents as well as eye-care specialists. We understand the importance of in-depth explanation and discussion, of ongoing emotional support and of course, expert clinical treatment. An adept approach that ensures the best possible outcome for your child’s health, your family and you.


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Brilliant Outcomes

At Bright Eyes, we’re parents as well as eye-care specialists. We understand the importance of in-depth explanation and discussion, of ongoing emotional support and of course, expert clinical treatment. An adept approach that ensures the best possible outcome for your child’s health, your family and you.


See More
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Bright Eyes

The bright eyes team is led by Mr Lloyd Bender, Consultant Ophthalmologist, supported by Serena Gunn, the Practice Manager, Leslie Kelly, Orthoptist and Nunu Braddick, Optometrist.

Contact

To book an appointment, please call 07842 545 848.

Alternatively, you can email an appointment request to: appts@bright-eyes.org

The material contained in this website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice; the content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a Bright Eyes ophthalmologist or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


Bright Eyes

The bright eyes team is led by Mr Lloyd Bender, Consultant Ophthalmologist, supported by Serena Gunn, the Practice Manager, Leslie Kelly, Orthoptist and Nunu Braddick, Optometrist.

Contact

To book an appointment, please call 07842 545 848.

Alternatively, you can email an appointment request to: appts@bright-eyes.org

The material contained in this website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice; the content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a Bright Eyes ophthalmologist or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.