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Research has shown Australian parents could be putting their children’s eyesight at risk, with only nine percent believing their child’s eyesight is the most important aspect of their health.

Good eye health begins with regular testing from birth. The first eight years of a child’s life are critical for eye development. If problems are not picked up during this time, damage and vision loss can be permanent. If you’re a parent, you should be aware that regular eye checks are just as important to a young child’s overall health and wellbeing as other health checks. It’s important to work with your GP, nurse or ophthalmologist to ensure the necessary checks and examinations are conducted at appropriate developmental milestones. Early detection can save sight - hear the stories of children whose eye tests changed their lives here.

Learn more about children's eye health in the Wyeth Nutrition Eye Health Centre. It is packed with useful information, video clips and even recipes and games for your child.