Referrals From School

The new school year is upon us, and with that brings many changes including starting school for the very first time. Whilst preparing for the new adventure ahead, an eye examination may not have been at the top of your list, but don’t worry as your child’s eyes will be checked at school in their […]

Taking care of your children’s eyes

Taking Care of Your Children’s Eyes

If there is one thing you must do with your children during the school holidays, it is book them in for an eye test. You’ve got six weeks to enjoy a family holiday and sunny days out with family and friends but making time for an eye test is really important. At any age, eyesight […]


Davina Discusses…Eyecare During the Exam Period

Many of you will be in the throes of GCSE’s or A Level exams right now. You may have noticed you have tried eyes so here are some tips to keep your eyes fresh and comfortable when you have been revising and concentrating for long periods of time. Take A Break Even though you might […]


UV Protection and Your Child.

As we near the warmer, sunnier months and school holidays are on the horizon, there is no better time to start thinking about sun protection. When you’re packing the school bag or your suitcase to go on holiday, you ensure that your child has the essentials like a hat and sun cream but do you […]


Keeping on top of children’s eye health

Eyesight problems can develop at any age, so it’s especially important to start checking children’s eyes early on to reduce the possibilities of sight issues emerging. Healthy eyesight helps children to progress both socially and while learning, so it’s crucial for setting them up for the best future possible. The Association of Optometrists has found […]


Davina Discusses … Myopia

This month I thought I would share a topic in Optometry which sparks my interest and that is myopia, also known as short-sightedness. It is extremely prevalent across the world and in fact it is growing. Fascinatingly, the World Health Organisation have predicted that by 2050 (that’s only 32 years from now!) half of the […]

Alfies first eye test at Richard Petrie Optometrists

Children’s Eye Test Changes

Awareness of your child’s eyesight and eye health is really important as they grow up. At school, their eyesight lets them discover and learn, so being able to see properly is crucial to their overall development as they progress through school. Having regular eye tests helps your optometrist detect any vision problems your child may […]


New Contact Lenses for Short-Sightedness in Children

A fantastic new contact lens that is the first proven treatment for myopia, also known as short-sightedness, is now available exclusively in Derby & the East Midlands from Richard Petrie Optometrists. MiSight™ lenses are the world’s first ever approved and licensed myopia intervention treatment and are used to control the progression of the condition. Here, […]

The summer holidays are the perfect time. for children’s eye tests

Children’s Eye Tests in the Summer Holidays

The summer holidays are the perfect time for children’s eye tests. Not only does it fit in nicely with the rest of your new school year preparations – buying new shoes, uniforms, lunchboxes and stationery – but it will also give parents and carers peace of mind when their children go back to school. Why […]