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Better safe than sorry
You should pay a visit to the doctor regularly and have the necessary vaccines to protect you against germs and illnesses.
Just for starters, "it is recommended that you visit an ophthalmic practitioner for a sight test every two years" (NHS eye care services).
You may want to read our free ebook I need glasses! and I Hate Injections And Needles! for a gentle introduction to the topic.
- What is the point of injections? They "keep you from getting some serious diseases. These diseases could make you very sick. The prick of an injection isn't nearly as bad as those illnesses" (KidsHealth, Staying Healthy, Being Good to My Body, A Kid's Guide to Injections).
- So you're freaking yourself out. What can you do to make injections less painful?
- "Breathe deeply, look away, and count backwards from ten. Relax your muscles and the injection will be less painful. Do not look at the needle. Look at the opposite direction or close your eyes" (India parenting, Child's Healthcare, Basics of immunization, How to make injections hurt less).
- Tell yourself that you need to do it, "to stay healthy, and that really, it won't hurt much at all" (Girls life, Afraid to get shots).
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