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Children's Vision

Can Contact Lenses correct a squint?

Can Contact Lenses correct a squint?

11 Sep 2020

A squint, or lazy eye, is medically known as strabismus, and is a relatively common visual disorder in children characterised by slight eye misalignment.

A squint can easily be treated with help from your optometrist and at home. Here we help explain some the exercises suggested to help children with squints.

Children and Contact lenses: A Parent's Guide

Children and Contact lenses: A Parent's Guide

11 Sep 2020

It's not uncommon for children as young as 10 years old to ask if they can wear contact lenses, so can they? Unfortunately it's not a simple case of yes or no, but a decision based on many factors.

Here we explore some of the main factors to consider before deciding if a child is ready to wear contact lenses.