Rowena Beckenham Optometrist helping communities in Sumba

How is the health of your child’s eyes?

With an alarming increase in Myopia, how is the health of your child’s eyes? Myopia, commonly known as short-sightedness or near-sightedness, is increasing at an alarming rate worldwide, doubling in children over the course ... Continue Reading

Your Child Should be wearing sunglasses

Children need to protect their eyes just as much as adults, if not more. UV exposure can harm the eyes as well as the skin, and the cumulative effect of UV rays can be ... Continue Reading
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Time to take care for your sight

With 20/20 being a well-known term often attributed to perfect vision, if there was ever a year to remind Australians to care for their eyes, it’s 2020. Almost half of Australia’s population suffers from ... Continue Reading

Back to school! How is your child’s vision?

We urge parents to add an eye test to their school check-list As screen time increases, eye examinations for children become more important than ever. As another school year approaches, Beckenham Optometrist is raising ... Continue Reading
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Children’s Eye Health Month

In the first 12 years of a child’s life, vision is responsible for 80% of their learning! Without proper eye tests before school, children will just assume their vision is correct. Get involved in ... Continue Reading

Children’s Vision

Eye and vision disorders are some of the most common health concerns affecting Australian children. One in five school-aged children have undetected vision problems significantly impacting their learning, education, social and daily activities. These ... Continue Reading

Should kids wear sunglasses?

13 reasons why children should wear sunglasses While 73% of adults wear sunglasses, only 30% of kids wear sunglasses. Here’s 13 good reasons of why kids should wear sunglasses, especially with the lifestyle we ... Continue Reading