Our singular focus is to help achieve brilliant outcomes for the children we see.

Consultant-led treatment and care that puts your child’s welfare at the centre of everything we do.

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Our singular focus is to help achieve brilliant outcomes for the children we see.

Consultant-led treatment and care that puts your child’s welfare at the centre of everything we do.


We support visual development and the child’s visual experience at every stage, whatever the issue.

At Bright Eyes, we offer comprehensive paediatric ophthalmic care for children of all ages. Assessing visual function and eye health with an aim to early diagnosis and treatment.

If your child develops an issue with their vision, it can be a very distressing time for everyone concerned – especially if there is uncertainty about the condition, its treatment and what it could mean for your child’s long-term visual health. That’s why we will listen to you, address all your concerns and provide a clear and detailed explanation of any recommended plan.

Below is a list of the of the main visual and developmental issues we treat:

Strabismus – Eye misalignment
This can be due to a wide range of causes which are important to evaluate. The treatment ranges from spectacles to surgery and we offer a comprehensive range of options.

Amblyopia – Poor vision development in an eye due to one or more factors
This can be treated effectively in the majority of cases. Early detection and treatment are key to achieving the best possible outcome.

Refractive errors – Errors of focus requiring glasses
A frequent cause of reduced vision or abnormal visual development in young children is unrecognised and uncorrected refractive errors. We offer a comprehensive assessment and recommend spectacle correction in accordance with best practice guidelines in the UK.

Nasolacrimal duct obstruction
Sticky, watery eyes in an infant can be due to an obstruction of the tear drainage system. This can often be remedied with a simple procedure done under general anaesthetic.

Cataract
Paediatric cataracts are rare but when present can result in permanent visual disability. Early detection and treatment ensure the best possible visual outcomes.

Systemic and developmental disorders
Many of these disorders can be associated with eye abnormalities or reduced vision. We offer a comprehensive and holistic approach to the assessment of your child and ensure that you are informed about all the possible options for intervention and treatment.

At any age or stage of development if there are concerns about visual function, we will work with you to arrive at a diagnosis and ensure you have the best treatment options possible.


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If surgery is required

Mr Bender is a registered ophthalmic surgeon, with extensive surgical expertise, specialising in paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. He has over ten years experience as a consultant and is actively involved in training and research, in addition to providing clinical care. 

His surgical outcomes over the last decade have met the highest international standards.

Parkside Hospital was selected as a site for clinical care due to its high standards and commitment to excellence.

What to expect

If we recommend surgery for your child, we will ensure that we fully discuss the treatment options and clearly outline the risks and benefits, so you can make a wholly informed decision.

If you decide to proceed, we will work with you to ensure the process is as streamlined and stress-free as possible. The welfare of your child is our prime concern. In addition we recognise our duty of care to you, the parent and carer, and will support you throughout.


A network of support

In addition to Paediatric Ophthalmology, Mr Bender’s specialist area of interest is eye movement and alignment disorders.  Our team offers a comprehensive service of assessment, diagnosis and treatment in all these areas.

If your child has a problem that requires sub-specialist care beyond our area of expertise, we will ensure you find the right person for you and will continue to offer support throughout your care elsewhere.


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A network of support

In addition to Paediatric Ophthalmology, Mr Bender’s specialist area of interest is eye movement and alignment disorders.  Our team offers a comprehensive service of assessment, diagnosis and treatment in all these areas.

If your child has a problem that requires sub-specialist care beyond our area of expertise, we will ensure you find the right person for you and will continue to offer support throughout your care elsewhere.


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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.