Shaylers Vision Centre Ltd                      phone : 01929 553928                   email: reception@visiontherapy.co.uk

  • One size does not fit all. See how, at various ages, visual demands change

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    Baby babies can be tested by optometrists as young as 6 months conditions such as squint, lazy eye and long sightedness as well as some health conditions need to be identiifed early to reduce the risks of poor vision for life this is especially important for premature or low birth weight babies or with a family history of squint or lazy eye simple “light” instruments allow the optometrist to see if the eyes are straight and estimate the potentail need for spectacles
    Toddler  age 1-4 some children at this age may develop a squint or lazy eye early treatment gives a greater chance of improved vision for life vision can be assessed with picture recognition charts and we can assess 3D and colour vision
    Starting school  4-11 80% of learning comes through the eyes. Poor vision affects education all children should undergo regular eye checks. 1 in 4 children have a visual problem affecting their learning ability at this age more sophisticated tests developed at Shaylers Vision Centre can be used to identify potential visaul problems
    Changing schools  11-18 Myopia, “shortsight”, typically develops around puberty. Around 1 in 10 children require specs to remedy this problem all children should undergo regular eye checks. 1 in 4 children have a visual problem affecting their learning ability Shaylers Vision Centre is a world leader in offering specialist services to identify and treat visual processing problems in children with learning difficulties such as dyslexia
    School leaver  18-21 last chance for a “Free” NHS eye test. Check the eyes are suitable for future occupation some occupations have specific visual needs, your optometrist can guide you in this area If for example you want to join the police youi need normal stereo and colour vision. When requested these additional tests can be carried out
    Employed  21-65 Some workers can be at risk of eye damage, needing to wear protective specs. Others may develop eyestrain working on VDUs We only get 1 pair of eyes and we need to look after them. Your optometrist can advise how your job may affect your eyes Depending on your occupation, some additional tests may be necessary to provide you with appropriate guidance or spectacles
    Presbyopia  >40 During life, the lens in the eye becomes harder and less flexible reducing aour ability to see close in. Over 40 our ability to focus close in reduces to the level that we start to need reading glasses this conditions starts affects everyone between 40 -50 and the reading focus conitues to become more limiting as we get older At Shaylers Vision Centre, we have devloped additional tests to examine the limits of your focusing ability and identify the best lenses such as varifocal, bifocals, etc, for an individuals life style
    Retirement  >60 leaving our work environment, your visual demand may be different, more time for golf, walking, fishing, visually demanding hobbies, etc   discussing your personal needs with the optometrist and dispenser allows us to tailor design your specs for maximum enjoyment and visual performance
    Seniors  >65 as people grow older, their risk of a fall increase with 30% over 65 and 50% over 80 likely to have a fall each year Falls risk increase with conditions such as Parkinson’s , Alzheimer’s depression, stroke etc At Shaylers vision Centre, we specialise in the visual factors associated with falls risk, and can offer advice or treatment to reduce your risks