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Inge Loubser, junior partner of the Mellins Full Service Optometry Group

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How do I know if my baby has an eyesight problem?

Research has shown that 20% of toddlers under the age of four do in fact suffer from vision problems. Much like children need to...
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9 FAQs about children’s eye testing

Inge Loubser, our expert optometrist shares some of the most frequently asked questions by parents. 1. Can watching too much television or playing on a...
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How can you protect your children’s eyes from sun damage?

Most adults wear sunglasses to protect our eyes against the sun’s ultraviolet rays. But what about your children? “Prolonged exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet...
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Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)

With the advent of improved neonatal intensive care techniques, the mortality for medically fragile infants has drastically decreased. For instance, the mortality for children...
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Where to go for help if you suspect your tot has a vision problem

A newborn baby’s general eye health must be checked by a paediatrician or family doctor (general practitioner). High-risk newborns (including premature babies) with a...
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7 important signs your toddler needs an eye examination

Normal vision development and good vision are closely linked to the learning process, and to developing coordination and motor skills. That’s the reason why regular eye examinations are therefore so important, even for young children in good overall health, says Inge Loubser, an optometrist at Mellins i-Style. Children with no obvious visual impairments should have...
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Eye health in babies and toddlers is closely related to their learning and development

Gazing into your newborn’s beaming and inquisitive eyes is one of the most amazing moments to experience; however, it is easy to underestimate the...
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Vision risks during pregnancy

Inge Loubser, a senior optometrist at Mellins i-Style and expert for BabyYumYum, highlights vision risks and eye care during pregnancy. Diabetes during pregnancy High blood sugar...
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Vision changes during pregnancy

Complaints such as morning sickness and back pain are generally associated with pregnancy but when pregnant women experience blurred vision and other eye problems,...
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Eye care during pregnancy

Inge Loubser, a senior optometrist at Mellins i-Style and expert for BabyYumYum emphasises the importance of always letting your optometrist know if you are...
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