Parents and pregnancy

We're sure this is a very exciting time for you, especially if it's your first child. Of course, your body goes through many changes during pregnancy, and your eyes can be affected too. Fluctuations in hormone levels can lead to dry eyes, blurred or distorted vision, or spots and floaters. Don't worry if you experience any of these problems. The chances are they developed naturally and will disappear in the same way after childbirth. But it's always important to visit your optician or GP if you do have any problems, just in case it's a symptom of something other than hormonal changes.

Parents' eyesight matters too

As a parent, you can spend so much time worrying about your child's health that you forget about your own. We believe it's important that you have regular sight tests. Of course, some eye problems run in the family, so identifying any problems you may have will also benefit your children. So next time you make an appointment for your son or daughter, why not book a time for yourself as well.

Childproof glasses

Glasses aren't toys - but kids don't know that! They seem to like nothing better than grabbing your glasses off your face, or playing with them when they find them lying around the house. No problem. You can wear glasses with flexible frames, which retain their shape even after being bent and twisted, and choose scratch resistant lenses.

Contact lenses are cool

In their mid-to-late teens, many kids start clamouring for contact lenses, either for occasional or regular wear. These are now available in a wide range of prescriptions.

Contact lenses

Practical and now affordable, contact lenses are ideal for those with busy lives. Modern lenses are comfortable and easy to look after. Specsavers easyvision range has lenses to suit all lifestyles.