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Your children's eyes.

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About this work


The structure of the eyes is explained by means of models and diagrams. The film also shows why and how common defects, diseases and injuries should be treated: long- and short- sightedness, astigmatism and squint; blepharitis, conjunctivitis and styes; grit and dirt. It is important that the eyes are not strained in reading or by close needlework, and above all that the children are kept happy and in good general health.


UK : Ministry of Information, 1945.

Physical description

1 videocassette (VHS) (19 min.) : sound, black and white, PAL.
1 DVD (19 min.) : sound, black and white


These viewing copies were made from material preserved by the BFI National Archive

Creator/production credits

A Ministry of Information Film f or Department of Health in cooperation with the Council for Health Education, with the assistance of Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. Produced by John Taylor, directed and photographed by Alex Strasser, commentary by Carleton Hobbs. A Realist Film Unit Production.

Copyright note

Crown copyright, managed by BFI.



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