Have you made steps to ensure your children's health is being well looked after?
Tomorrow (August 15) marks Children's Vision Day, a public awareness campaign aimed at educating people on matters relating to children's vision – emphasising early detection of eye problems and diseases and the maintenance of good vision.
Children's Vision Day also allows the opportunity for teachers and parents to bring to attention the importance of having eye checks with an optometrist, and the vital role that their vision has in learning.
Common symptoms of vision problems in children include frequent blinking, watery or red eyes, difficulty concentrating, holding a book very close to read, headaches, double or blurred vision, squinting and covering or closing one eye.
You can help to ensure your family's healthcare is being taken care of by taking out a private health insurance policy.
It was stated on the Children's Vision Day Facebook page that one in four children have an undetected eye problem, with around 20 per cent struggling to read because of vision problems – so this issue may be bigger than originally thought!
Make a step toward better health care and treatment with family health insurance. This can help to find the appropriate care to your children's health concerns.