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, […]

Cute Blinx charms for children's glasses

Blinx – Spectacle Accessories for Children

Talking to Blink founder Stephanie Collier about Blinx glasses accessories. What are Blinx? Blinx are an eye-catching range of accessories for children who wear glasses, allowing them to easily customise their existing spectacle frames. Designed to easily slip on and off the arms of children’s spectacles, the small silicon charms can be swapped and changed […]

Davina talks about Children's vision

Talking Vision: the changes to children’s vision screening in Derbyshire

Richard Petrie owner and optometrist Davina visited Silvertrees Nursery in March to talk to parents about the changes to children’s vision screening which come into effect in April. During the presentation, Davina spoke about the new system, which sees children’s vision being screened in their reception year of school rather than at around three-and-a-half years of […]

Vision in the Classroom - Alfie

Vision in the Classroom

Whereas sight testing checks the smallest letters or images we can see, vision is more a measure of our interpretation and reaction to the information our brain receives through our eyes. Often, the best people to spot vision problems in children are the ones who spend all day watching over them: teachers and nursery nurses. […]