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Much like children need to learn to walk and talk, they need to develop their visual acuity before they can make sense of their surroundings. According to a 2014 WHO study, approximately 19 million children worldwide have vision problems of which almost 12 million could have had their eye...
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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 family history of eye problems or obvious eye abnormalities must be examined by an ophthalmologist. During the first year, all infants must undergo an eye health...
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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 their eyes first tested by an optometrist between the ages of 24 and 42 months. This should be followed by a second appointment before they...
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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 importance of healthy eyes in your baby’s development. Research has shown that approximately one in five children suffers from impaired eyesight and that 20% of...
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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 levels associated with diabetes can cause damage to the small blood vessels in the eye’s retina and cause them to bleed or leak fluid. The...
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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 pregnant or breastfeeding during an eye examination. In certain cases, your optometrist may avoid using dilating eye drops or other tests, as some of the chemicals...
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