Good eye health starts with regular eye examinations from birth. Studies have shown parents are putting their children eyesight at risk, as they believe it is not detrimental to their overall health. The most critical time period for eye development is in the first ten years of life. This is where the foundation of quality eye health is formed. If a child has an eye condition that goes undiagnosed during this period, it can lead to permanent damage and vision loss. Parents must be aware of the importance of regular ocular health checks to achieve a good quality life for their child. JulEye aims to encourage parents to obtain regular eye checks for their children. At NQ Eye Specialists we strive to deliver quality care to all ages.
Below are 5 simple tips used in JulEYE from the Eye Surgeons Foundation to ensure imperative eye health is achieved for your children;
Be Eye Aware: Know your childs behaviour, make sure you watch out for excess rubbing of eyes, headaches, nausea, dizziness.
Green is Good: Make sure your childs diet has a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, this will help optimise your child’s ocular health.
Hats Help: Broad brim hats are an imperative preventative used against UV Rays. Make sure you are taking all preventative measures for your child when they are out in the sun.
Specs Appeal: Make sure your child wears sunglasses to protect their eyes against the UV sunlight.
Balls Galore: Ensure appropriate precautions are covered and identified prior to contact sports.
For more information on Paediatric eye health, you can go to The Eye Surgeon’s Foundations JulEYE page by clicking the link below.