1-10 years: Where early diagnosis and treatment are key to optimal ocular health and visual function

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

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1-10 years: Where early diagnosis and treatment are key to optimal ocular health and visual function

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


1-10: Early years require early intervention

As visual development continues and communication improves, further issues that require the earliest intervention arise.

Although the first 12 months are most crucial, visual development continues to ‘visual maturity’, which for most children is around 8 years old. Disorders of refraction and eye alignment can result in permanent visual deficits if left unattended. Problems with vision can also have a damaging effect on your child’s learning. Any concerns you as a parent may have or concerns raised by teachers and other carers are best addressed early.

The Bright Eyes team will ensure a comprehensive and thorough assessment is made and your queries answered directly. Treatments for common eye disorders at this age can range from glasses to patching and surgery. We will ensure you are fully informed of all the available options and help you to decide the best way forward for your child and your family. Achieving your child’s best potential vision and optimal eye health is our aim.



    Some things to watch out for:

    We strongly recommend seeking our advice if you become aware of a change in visual behaviour, or are concerned that something may not be quite right:

    • Does your child have a 'wandering' eye?
    • Is your child's gaze steady

    Does your child complain of:

    • blurred vision
    • double vision
    • eye pain

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    Brilliant Outcomes

    At Bright Eyes, we’re parents as well as paediatric 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 paediatric 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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    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.