Did you know that your child might be struggling to see the board at school, or have difficulty reading from a book? What’s more, they might not be aware that this is an indication of a problem with their eyes.
Many children’s visual difficulties go unreported because they simply don’t realise that their way of seeing the world is anything out of the ordinary. However, if a child is having problems seeing information at school this can easily lead to boredom and frustration resulting in a less fruitful school experience. This is just one of the reasons why it is so important to take your child for regular eye examinations.
It is often assumed that children can’t have their eyes tested until they are able to read. However, in reality there are many different tests for children as young as one year old, using shapes and pictures instead of words and letters. In addition, children’s eyesight develops and can be ‘moulded’ until approximately eight years old, so the earlier any problems are identified, the easier it is to correct them.
At Aristone Optical, we have a wealth of experience in testing children’s eyesight. We know that children are often energetic and excitable, and usually the last thing they want to do is sit still in a chair and be tested. For that reason, our skilled and experienced optometrists have developed a number of methods to keep your little one engaged in their eye test and ensure they’re never bored.
Should they require eyewear, the fun won’t stop there. We have a great range of children’s frames in stock including designs by Zoobug, Spongebob Squarepants, Dora the Explorer and Spiderman. We hope your child will be excited about their new specs, and enthusiastic about wearing them. There’ll always be a qualified member of our team on hand to offer help, advice or even just a second opinion if you and your little one are struggling to pick a favourite!
For more information on children’s eye examinations, or to book an appointment for your child, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0207 385 9772 and one of our team will be more than happy to help you.
Contact lenses are one of the most versatile and convenient vision correction solutions available today. Their popularity has grown exponentially for the ideal blend of convenience and low price they offer.
An ordinary contact lens is circular in shape and made of soft plastic. It is placed over the iris when needed and the refractive index of the plastic adjusts received images for the user's unique needs; they may be used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and even astigmatism, or a combination of these.Most contact lenses are designed to be worn for a day and removed before bed; however, they must be replaced after up to a year. Innovations in contact lens design now allow the eye to 'breathe' and such lenses may be worn for extended periods without discomfort or side-effects when used as directed. Daily disposable lenses are also available - they are designed for single use over the course of a day.
At Aristone Optical, our experts can help you decide which pair will be ideal for you.
For more information on the types of contact lenses that would be suitable for you, or to make an appointment at Aristone Optical, please call us on 0207 385 9772.
When the sun comes out, it can be tempting to spend hours outside soaking up the rays. But before you head for the garden or the beach, it’s important to make sure you’ve got the right protection for your eyes.
Your eyes are significantly affected by an extended exposure to sunlight, because of the UV rays it contains. There are three types of UV rays – UVA, UVB and UVC – and the former two can damage your vision. In the short term, UV damage can trigger a condition called photokeratitis, which is a painful but fortunately temporary sunburn of the eye. Repeated exposure, however, can leave you at a much greater risk of potentially serious conditions like macular degeneration and glaucoma. Making sure you invest in good quality sunglasses with 100% UV protection means that your eyes are much safer from the harmful effects of the sun.
If you already have a prescription for normal glasses, you can also have this included in your sunglasses. There’s no need to compromise eye protection for visual comfort and vice versa – you can have both!
Sunglasses are not just a holiday essential. A good prescription pair means less fatigue when driving and less discomfort on days when the sun is low in the sky or reflecting off water. Of course, looking great is also an important factor and we have a wide range of styles on offer, from traditional to trend-setting, for adults and children alike.
If you prefer to only have one pair of glasses to worry about, photochromic lenses may be the ideal solution for you. These intelligent lenses are clear indoors but darken outside on exposure to sunlight, providing you with seamless protection and comfortable vision wherever you are.
When you’re considering sunglasses for yourself, don’t forget to protect your child too. Their eyes are particularly vulnerable to the effects of UV light; research estimates that by the age of 18, an individual has already had half their lifetime exposure of UV light. We’ve got a great range of children’s sunglasses in stock to ensure that your little one’s eyes are safe while they’re out having fun in the sun.
For more information on the effects of UV damage on your eyes, or to make an appointment for you or your child, just give us a call on 0207 385 9772.
Whether for work or play, leisure or recreation, vision correction lenses can give you the level of visual acuity you desire. Get the edge with ground-breaking technology or from a basic pair to simply enjoy a better view - within Aristone Optical’s wide range of lenses for eyeglasses waits a pair that is perfect for you.
Select from single purpose lenses for reading glasses and driving spectacles to multifocals that perform a variety of roles, and from basic clear lenses to those that offer protection from UV rays or which transition from clear to dark in sunlight.
Our highly-qualified and professional eye care specialists will be able to recommend the ideal pair to suit your lifestyle and your budget in models that will allow you to see well and look just as good.
Clear vision is your goal. Let Aristone Optical show you the way.