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10 July, 2019

JulEYE is National Eye Health Awareness Month

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.

Eye Health top tips

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