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Overview

Eye basics

Learn about common problems affecting the eyes.

Learn how your eyes work and understand what the various parts do to help us see.

What does it mean to have "6/6" vision? Find out this and more.

Vision problems

Low vision is the loss of sight that cannot be corrected with prescription glasses.

Learn how myopia or short-sightedness can be improved with glasses, contact lenses or surgery.

Children often have a progressive form of myopia or short-sightedness that worsens throughout childhood, but their vision is easily corrected with glasses.

Long-sightedness or hyperopia means that the eye focuses better on distant objects than on those that are close.

Strabismus, also known as crossed eyes or a squint, is a condition in which the eyes don't look towards an object together.

Colour-blindness is a condition where the eye does not see colours in the normal way.

Night blindness or nyctalopia is the inability to see well at night or in poor light.

Poor night vision can be an early sign of progressive vision problems such as cataracts.

Our eyesight changes as we get older. For many people that may mean wearing glasses or contact lenses by the time they are 65.

Double vision, also known as diplopia, may need urgent medical attention.

Looking after your eyes

There are many things you can do to keep your child's eyes healthy and ensure they see clearly from birth through to the teenage years and beyond.

Good eyesight plays an important role in your life, so it's important to follow basic steps to keep your eyes healthy.

Most experts agree that watching TV for long periods will not harm your child’s eyesight.

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