Jacqueline Gattegno, a Smart Vision Optometrist at Eyes InDesign Bondi, stresses the importance of proper eye protection and treatment from the effects of digital eye-strain. “Digital eye-strain occurs from the increased use of computers, iPads, mobile phones and computer gaming. It’s a major issue which is not exclusive to adults. Eye-strain in children and teenagers may affect normal vision development and the side effects can be debilitating if left untreated,” says Jacquie.
We all know that a child’s development can vary immensely from child to child. It is perhaps not as well known that a child’s vision also develops over time and can also vary from child to child.
Jacqueline Gattegno, a leading Smart Vision Optometrist at Eyes InDesign Bondi, explains the relationship between vision and learning; and why it is so important for parents to understand the difference between sight and vision.
Jacqueline Gattegno, a leading Smart Vision Optometrist at Eyes InDesign Bondi, explains the importance of sunglasses, with a specific focus on the importance of using them from a young age. “Regardless of whether it is winter or summer, cloudy or sunny, the naked eyes are always being exposed to Ultra Violet (UV) rays,” says Jacquie.
Brian Best, IdeasWood owner and shed kit expert for over three decades, suggests kit homes that are inexpensive, quality-driven and compact enough to be built next to the family’s home, reducing travel time and providing instant attendance to older family members.
Brian Best, owner of IdeasWood and kit shed expert, discusses the benefits of granny flats. “Major benefits include convenience and security. Older or young family members can still reside within the family property where they can be monitored and cared for, if necessary, yet still retain their independence,” says Best.
Jacqueline Gattegno, a Smart Vision Optometrist at Eyes InDesign Bondi, explains the importance of healthy food to maintain eye health. “Try adding some eye-friendly food to your diet, it can help improve vision and ward off diseases. While it’s important to nourish the body, adding certain nutrients can improve vision, especially in children. A well-balanced diet can help children develop vital learning skills and prevent vision loss,” Jacquie suggests.
Fun and excitement form the foundation of all play centre experiences, as well as the intuitive, educational aspects that accompany them. What’s at the fore, is the particular environment that play is conducted in. At play centres specifically, there are a number of key areas that act as important venues to foster ideal cognitive and physical development.
Kylie-Jane Shannon, owner of Jungle Kids Indoor Play Centre, discusses the essential play areas that promote holistic development for children at play centres.
Jacqueline Gattegno, a Smart Vision Optometrist at Eyes InDesign Bondi, expands on the importance of healthy vision. “There are approximately 2.2 billion people globally with near or distance-related vision impairment. In approximately half of these cases, vision impairment could have been prevented, or identified early with a regular visit to a Smart Vision Optometrist,” says Jacquie.
Jacqueline Gattegno, a Smart Vision Optometrist at Eyes InDesign Bondi, explains the fundamental signs of glaucoma to look out for.
Australian tyre recycler and owner of Branigans Tyres, Chris Lett elucidates on some of the most creative tyre uses, repurposing and essentially reviving tyres through expanding on their untapped benefits.
Gary Rodney, Founder of Smart Vision Optometry and a leading Smart Vision Optometrist at Eyes InDesign, Mosman, aims to inform users of the precautionary measures when using eye drops, as well as the detrimental consequences of not adhering to the correct usage.
Australian tyre recycler and founder of Branigans Tyres, Chris Lett, expands on each of these types of tyre damage and more importantly advises to regularly check the vehicle’s tyres, to manage tyre performance and foresee potential concerns.
The concept of structured and unstructured play has always intrigued the play centre industry, and in addition, has riddled the industry with the question of which one is better than the other. The truth is, both structured and unstructured play equally present their own vitality for a child’s wellbeing.
Kylie-Jane Shannon, owner of Jungle Kids Indoor Play Centre and proud mother, discusses the importance of structured and unstructured play, and their key benefits for children’s development.
Owner of Branigans Tyres, and Australian tyre recycler, Chris Lett, unpacks the differences between petrol and diesel engines, and potentially settles the debate about which is the superior engine in a non-competitive manner.
Kylie-Jane Shannon, proud mother, and owner of Jungle Kids Indoor Play Centre advises parents on how to support their children’s exploration at play centres. “The best, and healthiest way to support children’s exploration is to encourage, facilitate and interact in ways that stimulate children’s thought processes as opposed to just reciting facts,” says Kylie.
Gary Rodney, Founder of Smart Vision Optometry and a leading Smart Vision Optometrist at Eyes InDesign, Mosman, emphasises the key importance of Eye Injury Prevention Month, and what individuals need to prioritise when it comes to eyesight safety.
Chris Lett, founder of Branigans Tyres, informs people on the importance of having their vehicle’s air-conditioning system regassed professionally. “Over a period, a vehicle’s air conditioning system can lose its efficiency due to clogged filters, worn out seals and refrigerant leaks” says Lett. Therefore, it is important and highly recommended that people have their vehicle’s air conditioning system regassed regularly.
Eyesight is often taken for granted, and eye health should be prioritised in a daily routine. Jacqueline Gattegno, a Smart Vision Optometrist at Eyes InDesign Bondi says that proper hygiene plays a crucial role in eye health. In addition, Jacqueline will elaborate on the various eyesight preservation tips for overall visual health.
IdeasWood owner and veteran kit shed specialist, Brian Best, discusses the importance of utilising eco-friendly materials for kit home development.
Chris Lett, Australian tyre recycler and founder of Branigans Tyres, talks about the effects of La Niña and the importance of tyre safety and standards to best withstand the harsh, wet and windy conditions. “Developing and designing quality-specific tyres should be a testament to tackling rough weather,” says Lett.
Australian tyre recycler and founder of Branigans Tyres, Chris Lett, explains the key principles of developing sustainable tyres and protecting the environment. In addition, Lett highlights the need to reduce the environmental footprint for tyre companies.