• The British and Irish Orthoptic Society - www.orthoptics.org.uk
Visit this site for patient information on squint and amblyopia
and free leaflets to download.
• The Squint Site - www.squint.co.uk
Published by renowned ophthamologist, Miss J. Raina, this
site provides comprehensive information on the different
types of squint and the various treatment options available.
• The Childhood Cataract Network - www.childhoodcataracts.org.uk
The Childhood Cataract Network is a new parent and patient-led
UK support group for those affected by childhood cataracts.
They provide medical and parenting information, links
to other sources of support and advice, plus the chance
get to know others affected by childhood cataracts. This is a
condition which often leads to amblyopia and the need
for occlusion (patching).
• Eye Patch UK - www.eyepatchuk.org
Eye Patch UK is a support network and resource for parents
and carers of children who have to wear an eye patch
due to amblyopia (lazy eye), or for any other reason. They
are dedicated to improving children's vision by helping parents
to achieve the recommended patching time. Read the
personal stories of others or submit one of your own
more useful tips and advice.
• Eyewear Straps Ltd - www.eyewearstraps.com
Visit this site for a wide range of glasses cords and retainer
straps especially for children. These can help prevent
your child's glasses from slipping down his nose so he
can gain the maximum benefit from his glasses and his M'eye