Good eyesight is essential to overall health and wellness, but have you ever considered the importance of eye exams for children?
By Aaron Barriga
Loss of vision not only affects your child’s growth and development but can have a serious impact on her performance in school, sports, social activities and other aspects of life. If you want to help your little one reach his/her full potential, it’s important to schedule eye exams from an early age!
Here are a few things you should know about kids eye exams:
You should schedule a vision examination for your child at 6 months of age, when they turn 3 years of age, and then every 2 years. However, schedule annual exams if your child has existing vision problems or risk factors such as:
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Children rarely complain about vision problems, either because they don’t notice changes in eyesight or don’t think they are important. Parents and teachers may ignore warning signs of vision issues as well, or mistake them for behavioural problems.
Here are some signs and symptoms to watch for:
Paediatric eye exams at an early age allow congenital issues and refractive errors to be detected and corrected before they get serious. An eye doctor can test for vision problems and provide treatment, preventing loss of vision in childhood and reducing the chances of a problem later in life.
Childhood vision problems commonly include:
Along with determining if children need corrective glasses or lenses, comprehensive eye exams can also help with the detection of eye diseases and other problems. Various tests check everything from vision quality and eye health to the structure of the eye. These may include:
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As a parent, you can teach your child good eye care habits that will help them enjoy healthy vision throughout their lives.
Here are some eye health tips to keep in mind:
The author is the online marketing manager for Insight Vision Center. He blogs with a mission of informing readers about the latest eye care technology and other topics related to eye care especially LASIK.
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