OPSM is proud to partner with Life Education Australia and everyone’s favourite giraffe, Healthy Harold, to help raise awareness of kid’s eye health in Australia. The partnership aims to address the need for early and regular eye health checks in children to help combat the common eye condition affecting many Aussies.
One in five Australian kids currently experience eye problems in some form with myopia being the biggest eye health issue affecting children today. It is estimated that by 2050, myopia will affect at least 49.8% of the world’s population - or nearly five billion people*.
There are a number of signs to look out for in your child including distance vision becoming blurred, moving closer to the TV, reduced performance at school, complaints of headaches, tired eyes, and squinting eyes.
If you have any concerns about your child’s eye health, please speak to an OPSM Optometrist today.
Also, OPSM and Healthy Harold have put their heads and pencils together and created a colouring in competition featuring Healthy Harold! OPSM are giving one winner a $500 OPSM Gift Card and Healthy Harold merchandise. For more information and to download the artwork, click here. For full terms and conditions click here.
*The impact of myopia and high myopia: Report of the Joint World Health Organization – Brien Holden Vision Institute Global Scientific Meeting on Myopia. University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. 16-18 March 2015