It is the month of October and Pretoria is violet with its masses of jacaranda trees in bloom.
It is also a month filled with health days and weeks.
October is National Eye Care Awareness month.

You only have two eyes.  Take care of them.

With final exams coming up for school kids, it is very important to make sure that their vision is optimally comfortable and healthy.  A child needs many abilities and skill to succeed at school. Good vision is key. It has been estimated that as much as 80% of the learning a child does occurs through his or her eyes.
Reading, writing, chalkboard work and using computers are among the visual tasks students perform daily. A child’s vision is constantly in use in the classroom and at play. When his or her vision is not functioning properly, education and participation in sports can suffer. Small inaccuracies in focus causes strain, headaches and burning, teary eyes.

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  • Visit us yearly for routine eye examinations; don’t ignore their complaints about discomfort and strain – this way you can detect & treat eye conditions and eye strain early on.
  • Encourage your child to wear good quality sunglasses – cataracts and macular degeneration later in life can be prevented with UV protection from an early age.
  • Remind them to wear protective eye-wear when doing sport or play and work with equipment that may cause shards to fly into your eyes
  • Teach them to protect their eyes from damage or scratches from foreign objects that can lead to infection or damage.
  • Teach them to take regular breaks from their learning and reading and computer based tasks to minimise eye strain and the development of eye-focusing problems.

Remember to bring your child for an eye examination before the start of the year end exams – it can make a big difference in the way he/she performs academically.

Oh, and remember to let them take a walk under the Jacarandas for good luck and spoil them with love, encouragement and favourite drinks and snacks in the late hours of the night.

To support you in this – we offer you a 20% reduction in our examination fee until 31 October 2015.

Phone us for an appointment at Lynnwood 012 8076027 or Moreleta 012 9987592