New children’s eye health campaign launches

Post date: 
Wednesday, 26 August 2015

A campaign is under way urging parents and carers to be aware of their children’s eye health at an early age.

Eyes on our future, is an initiative by the College of Optometrists.
The college has produced an infographic entitled: A short guide to your child’s eyes, which explains the development of the eye, and a video of eight-year-old Robert having an eye examination.
It is also urging children to have their eyes tested to detect any problems with vision.
Dr Susan Blakeney, Clinical Adviser at the College of Optometrists, adds: “Our campaign serves to highlight how important it is for parents to make sure they’re thinking about their child's sight from an early age - we really want to encourage parents to be more aware of the signs and symptoms to look out for that may indicate a problem.” 


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