JulEYE is National Eye Health Awareness Month
Led by the Eye Surgeons Foundation of Australia, this campaign aims to:
- raise community awareness of eye health issues
- raise funding for vision research projects into the causes and cures of vision impairment and blindness
- support international and domestic development projects whose goals are aligned with those of the Foundation
In support of this, these are our five top tips to maintaning healthy eyesight.
Tip 1: Wear sunglasses.
Protect your eyes from sun damage and make sure your sunglasses meet Australian Standards (protection from UVA and UVB)
Tip 2: Get regular eye tests.
Most serious eye conditions are more easil and successfully treated if diagnosed early. Early prevention now will prevent vision loss later.
Tip 3: Eat right.
A healthy diet can decrease the risk of developing eye problems later in life.
Tip 4: Wear eye protection.
Wearing the proper eye protection will prevent injuries from activities such as DIY and certain sports.
Tip 5. Don't smoke.
Smoking tobacco is directly linked to age-related macular degeneration and many other eye and health problems.
For more information about the Centre for Eye Health and early detection of eye disease, please click here.