Costa Blanca North

Keeping an eye on kids vision

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OLIVA’S Town Hall and the local Association of Traders have initiated a programme aimed at preventing visual impairment among the town’s younger residents. This is brought about by the constant exposure young eyes have to screens these days, not just TV but computer consoles, tablets and phones. In the 6 to 12 year old age group, who the programme is aimed at, this can damage eyes that are still in the development stage. The campaign runs until 25 May and will test children’s eyes and also give them professional advice on preventing eye damage. The tests include a 3D one that checks for myopia and astigmatism, the two most common causes of poor vision. All participants will also be entered into a raffle with a prize of €100.

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