Top tips for kids to protect their eyes

Top tips for kids to protect their eyes

  • Never poke things into your eyes, not even fingers
  • Never play with strong chemicals, like washing-up liquid, washing powder or bleach. Getting these in your eyes can be very dangerous
  • Never throw sand or dirt in anyone’s face
  • Never look straight at the sun – not even through dark glasses. The bright light from the sun can burn your retina
  • If an optometrist suggests you need to wear glasses – wear them!
  • Always wear sunglasses in bright sunshine. Make sure an adult checks that the sunglasses block out the sun’s harmful rays by asking an optometrist about polarised lenses
  • Always wear safety glasses when you handle harmful substances

Did you know that Kids Go Free at Specsavers?

Specsavers recently launched Kids Go Free which means that every New Zealander under the age of 16 is entitled to have a comprehensive eye exam at any of the 51 Specsavers stores as often as required. To find out more information or to request an appointment for your child or children, visit

This article was written for Kidspot by Specsavers

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