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The myopia boom in children – what you need to know

Myopia (short-sightedness) is on the rise in Australia, especially amongst children. A big contributor to the rise in myopia is the amount of time children are spending indoors on their digital devices.

As a Mum of two kids, I’m very aware of how kids’ activities have changed in recent years. Getting children out into the sunshine and away from their smartphones and tablets can be a real challenge but it is key to limiting the progression of myopia.

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May is Macula Month

May is Macula Month

Did you know that this year, May is Macula Month (1 – 31 May 2018) and the perfect time to learn if you’re at risk of macular disease. If you’re over 50 you are at higher risk of age-related macular degeneration, and everyone with diabetes is at risk of vision loss through diabetic eye disease. By adopting the healthy habits below you will help minimise your risk of vision loss from macular disease, whether you have been diagnosed with the disease or not.

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Your Teenager’s Vision – Study, Screens and Selfies

Your Teenager’s Vision – Study, Screens and Selfies

Oh, the life of today’s teenagers! Juggling the demands of increased high school study and a hectic social life means that vision problems can become apparent for the first time. Lengthy screen time on smartphones, tablets and computers challenges your teen’s vision every day.

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Do you know what glaucoma is?

Do you know what glaucoma is?

Most people have heard of glaucoma but do you really know what it is?

This week is World Glaucoma week and the goal of the initiative is to encourage more people to have their eyes examined.

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More Green Time, Less Screen Time

More Green Time, Less Screen Time

Did you know that spending time outside during the day can actually protect children against becoming short sighted (or myopic).  In a world where so much of our lives are spent in a bubble of close activities we need to balance this out by spending time outside.  Myopia is an epidemic that is rising quickly in our modern world of computers and devices.

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