Did you know ….

  • Childrens’ eyes change most between birth and three years of age both in size and vision improvement. Vision development continues to improve to about the age of eight, which is why it is imprortant to have children seen at an early age, so that normal visual development can be verified.We take our children six monthly to the dentist but often children aren’t taken for an eye check till too late.
  • Some structures within the eye change and grow all through life .. even if you live to one hundred!
  • At the back of the eye, the nerve cells consume more energy than any other tissue in the body. This is partly why macular degeneration occurs due to oxidative damage by free oxygen radicals.
  • About 1 in 12 boys have a colour vision deficiency compared with only 1 in 100 girls.
  • Recent research reveals that children who play outdoors more, and are exposed to sunlight, get less shortsighted. It is thought to be related to greater amounts of Vitamin D.
  • About 80% of the information we absorb from our surroundings comes from vision. We use between 25% and 30% of the brain for vision related tasks.