Eye Health for Kids
Updated: Sep 3, 2021
Most parents don't notice that their children are having eyesight problems until much later. Remember, your child may still have an eye problem even if they do not complain or has not shown any unusual signs.
In most cases, kids do not need glasses as they are naturally farsighted as they can accommodate by using their focusing muscles to see near and far clearly.
Children’s eyes will start to grow and lengthen as they age, and farsightedness often improves on its own. Significant farsightedness, however, can lead to #strabismus and #amblyopia, also known as #lazyeye, if left uncorrected.
To help lower the risk of #myopia and digital eye strain, kids need to practice good screen time hygiene. To help combat this, encourage your child to follow the 20-20-20 rule: Look up from the screen every 20 minutes and focus at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
Symptoms of a child’s vision problems are:
1) Not being able to see objects at a distance.
2) Quick loss of interest in activities that require extensive eye use.
3) Losing their place when reading.
4) Turning the head to look at something in front of them.
5) Sitting too close to the TV.
6) Rubs their eyes a lot.
If you observe one or more of these symptoms in your child, do not hesitate to make an appointment with us for a professional eye test and it is as important to find a group of healthcare professionals who are experienced and trained in this specialty.
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