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How to take care of your child’s eye health

By August 15, 2021Blog Post
Childrens Eye Care

The eyes are one of the most important organs in a child’s body. They provide sight, which is crucial for learning and growing. Unfortunately, many things can impact the health of your child’s eyes, so it is important to be vigilant about what you expose them to. In this blog post, we will explore some ways you can keep their eye health on track!

Talk about the importance of eye health
Don’t let your kids’ eyesight become a problem – have these discussions with your children sooner rather than later! Parents should not ignore the importance of eye health. Having “the talk” early will help them avoid any future problems that could arise otherwise, and give you peace of mind knowing that they are aware of the importance of their eyesight. Those children that don’t realize the importance of their vision don’t know any better and could be damaging their eyesight without even realizing it. If too much damage has been done over the years, your child could suffer from permanent and irreversible eye damage, which is something every parent wants to avoid for their children.

Encourage your kids to wear their glasses
If your child has been prescribed glasses during a children’s eye exam, then your child’s eyesight needs to be preserved and protected now more than ever, and one way to do that is by making sure your little one wears their glasses. It can be hard convincing your child why they should put on those pesky pairs of eyewear every day – but it’s crucial they do so! Encourage them to wear their glasses and make sure you’re doing everything in your power as a parent so that they have the best vision possible.

Get your children’s eyes examined
Only a small portion of children have ever had their eyes tested, yet children’s eye exams can be crucial for saving or preserving sight! You should always take your children for an examination at least every two years starting when they’re infants, as that’s when vision problems are most likely to show up. It’s best to find out about any eye issues early on in your child’s life, as you can begin to treat the issue which may improve your child’s eyesight and decrease the chance of their vision worsening. Some eye care professionals offer free eye tests for kids, so shop around for places that offer this service.

Keep screen time to a minimum
We all know that too much screen time can negatively affect your eyesight, and the same can be said for your children’s eyes, too. Experts think that staring down at these tiny monitors forces your pupils to stay small for long periods of time which strains them over an extended period, eventually leading to permanent vision loss as you get older. To prevent any lasting effects due to childhood exposure, parents should carefully monitor how much their children use electronics so they’re not causing irreversible harm!