Children tips

Eyecare for Your Kid's Eyes

Your child’s poor vision could lead to poor performance at school. Learn what you can do as a parent to give the best vision to your child by recognizing the signs of poor vision. Conditions like refractive errors and strabismus can lead to a lazy eye if left undetected in the early years of life.

Although most children have good eye sight in infancy, any defects such as squint unless treated at an early age will cause problems later on in life. As a parent, you strive to help your child develop into a healthy adult. Therefore, below are few signs that you could look out for or your child’s teacher may notice.

  • Frequent eye rubbing or blinking
  • Avoiding close work.
  • Complaints of headache or blurring of vision.
  • Short attention
  • Holding a book very close to read.
  • Sitting very close to the television or computer.

Eye Care Centre suggests that children should usually have their first eye test at around 4 years of age (or sooner if suggested by your doctor), before playgroup or school begins.

Eye wears for your child

Children’s spectacles are specially designed to fit properly and may include one or more extra features to make them comfortable, safe and easy for your active child to wear. Spring sides add durability and increase long term fit.
Plastic Lenses and polycarbonate lenses are advisable.

Tips for children while watching TV

Children’s spectacles are specially designed to fit properly and may include one or more extra features to make them comfortable, safe and easy for your active child to wear. Spring sides add durability and increase long term fit.
Plastic Lenses and polycarbonate lenses are advisable.

Nutrition for your child's good eye health

Proper nutrition (vitamins) in childhood can reinforce lifelong eating habits that contribute to your child’s overall well being and help them to grow to their full potential. A healthy nutritious diet will go a long way in preserving your child’s precious eye sight.

Spare pair

Always keep a spare pair of spectacles; you may never know when it will be needed. Use spectacle cords and spectacle bands to keep the Spectacles in place. If your child refuses to wear spectacles motivate them to wear them by showing him his favorite cartoon characters or any of the sport stars wearing specs.

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