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Eye Health Tips for Students


Eye health is quite closely related to your overall physical health and wellbeing. Taking care of your health and wellbeing can significantly reduce the risks of developing eye diseases and may prevent vision loss. Your eyesight is one of your most important senses and utilising these tips below could benefit you.

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The Dangers of Costume Contact Lenses


As Halloween approaches, vibrantly coloured makeup and decorative contact lenses become increasingly popular. Even if you believe you have perfect vision, you can avoid serious eye complications by educating yourself on the risks and dangers of costume lenses.

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6 Signs Your Child May Have Vision Problems


If your child has uncorrected vision issues, then it could really impact on their development. Here are a few warning signs you should look out for.
1. Always sitting too close to the television or holding books close
While sitting close to the television will not cause square eyes as the myth says, it can be an indicator that your child is struggling to see and the same if your child has to hold a book very close to see, it could mean your child is near-sighted.



2. Regular eye rubbing
Children do often rub their eyes when they are tired or upset but if your child is regularly rubbing their eyes even when being active or trying to concentrate it could be a sign of a vision problem, so best to get it checked out at an eye clinic.



3. Problems with hand-eye coordination
A child is not going to be perfect at catching a ball for example, but if you find you child constantly struggling with hand-eye coordination tasks or activities this could also be a sign of a visual issue.



4. Excessive tearing or sensitive to light
If your child is sensitive to indoor lighting, flashes of light; such as a camera, or the sunlight they could have photophobia or extreme light sensitivity, this can cause headaches and nausea but having light sensitivity could be an array of eye conditions so speak to your GP or eye doctor if you think this is a problem for your child.



5. Closing one eye
Does your child close one eye when watching television or reading? This could be a sign of a refractive or binocular problem that stops the eyes from working correctly together.



6. Eyes not pointing in the same direction
If your child’s eyes do not point in the same direction this could be due to a squint or lazy eye for example. This should be checked by your GP or eye doctor and the earlier it is picked up the easier it may be to correct with glasses, patches or surgery.
Remember a child needs regular eye tests too, from birth until the child is about 4 or 5 this will probably be checked when the child has normal follow ups but after this age they should have an eye test as least every 2 years at an optician.

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