The need to start taking care of your eyesight at a young age was recently emphasised in Australia with Sunnies for Sights Day.
Organised by the International Centre for Eyecare Education (ICEE), the event saw a whole day being dedicated to teaching youngsters about the importance of taking care of their eyes, reports the International Business Times.
Schoolchildren of all ages were encouraged to pop on their sunglasses and take part in lessons, activities and games aimed at teaching them how to care for their eyes.
Amanda Davis, ICEE chief operating officer, told the news provider: "Teachers are only too aware of the implications of good sight for children. Good vision allows children to learn at school, have the opportunity to play sport and just have fun with other kids in the playground."
The ICEE works in more than 40 countries across the globe to promote good eye health.
According to the body, at least 670 million people across the world are blind or vision impaired because they do not have access to basic eye examinations and pairs of glasses or contact lenses.
by Emily Tait