Contact Lenses for Children: Is it Safe and Appropriate?

Aug 22, 2023 - Children's Eye Care

Discover everything you need to know about contact lenses for children. Are they safe? When can they be worn? The pros and cons, and much more!

Our favourite kids glasses for back to school

Aug 16, 2023 - Children's Eye Care

Discover our top kids glasses picks of 2023, perfect for back to school and beyond, at Leightons Opticians.

Managing short-sightedness in children: glasses and contact lenses for myopia

Aug 10, 2023 - Children's Eye Care

Join us as we explain what myopia (short-sightedness) is and what can be done to manage it with the help of glasses and contact lenses.

The Importance of Eye Tests for Children: Early Detection and Prevention

Apr 14, 2023 - Children's Eye Care

Eye tests are just as important for children as they are for adults, if not more so.. For young children, an eye examination can be lots of fun. They involve using 3D images, colourful lights and matching pictures and letters which are treated like games. But just why are eye tests so important for children? Well, let us tell you.

The complete guide for buying children’s eyewear this half term

Oct 24, 2022 - Children's Eye Care

With half term in full swing now is the perfect chance to sort out those odd jobs with the kids, back-to-school pencil cases, back-to-school lunch box, back-to-school uniform, back-to-school… glasses? If you haven’t considered getting new prescription glasses for kids returning to school, now’s the time.

Leightons Wokingham has expanded its myopia management services

Aug 11, 2022 - Children's Eye Care

Leightons Wokingham are proud to say that we are now offering specialist glasses and contact lenses for myopia in children, and our accredited dispensing opticians can tailor the treatment plan to your child’s needs.

MiYOSMART lenses now available at Leightons Sutton

Mar 18, 2022 - Children's Eye Care

Leightons Sutton is pleased to now be offering MiYOSMART lenses to their patients!

The summer guide to kids’ sunglasses

Jul 29, 2021 - Children's Eye Care

As children have just broken up from school for a well-deserved summer break, it’s important that we remember to keep our little ones’ eyes protected from the sun so we can ensure they have healthy vision for many years to come.

Retinoblastoma awareness: the facts, the signs and the treatment

May 10, 2021 - Eye Care, Children's Eye Care

Retinoblastoma is a rare type of eye cancer that can affect young children, usually under the age of six. There are around 45 cases of retinoblastoma diagnosed every year in the UK.

Why you should book your family in for an eye exam this season

Apr 19, 2021 - Children's Eye Care

Family eye care is more important than ever. Book your children in for a free eye test this half term.

What You Need to Know About Lazy Eye

Mar 30, 2021 - Eye Care, Children's Eye Care

Amblyopia, or lazy eye, is a condition when a child’s vision doesn't develop properly, usually when one eye has a better focus than the other.