Chandlers Opticians are reopening their doors on Monday, June 22nd

We are still following government directives to reduce social contact during the Covid-19 pandemic so we will resume business on Monday, June 22nd cautiously with all the recommended precaution taken.

Initial appointments will be for urgent cases; we will offer routine eye care as soon as we can. Please call, and we will do our best to meet your needs.

We hope that you have fared well over the last few months and we look forward to seeing you in the future.

What is Retinoblastoma?

Retinoblastoma is a childhood cancer arising from immature retinal cells in one or both eyes. It can strike from the time the child is in the womb up to 5 years of age.

This cancer is curable if caught early enough.

Retinoblastoma is a relatively uncommon tumour of childhood that accounts for 3% of the cancers in children under the age of 15. The tumour originates in the retina, the light sensitive area of the eye, which enables the eye to see. It can involve one or both eyes, in 90% of cases there is no family history.

What do I look for?

Common signs of retinoblastoma include:

  • A white ‘glow’ in the pupil of one or both eyes in dim light.
  • White pupil reflex in a colour photo
  • Crossed or misaligned eyes

Although it is very rare, retinoblastoma is a very serious eye condition and can usually be totally cured if diagnosed early enough. If you have any worries about your child, ask our optometrists.