Children Vision Problems

Children's vision care is necessary to every child's development. Making sure that your son or daughter has good vision can impact their education performance; experts suggest that over 80 per cent of what is taught at school is presented visually.

Children’s Vision Problems

Amblyopia - Also known as ‘lazy eye’ is a vision development disorder in which an eye fails to achieve normal visual perception, even with prescription spectacles or contact lenses. When one eye is covered your child may fuss or cry, if this is the case they may have Amblyopia. This could mean that you have covered the “good eye” and that the uncovered eye is causing blurred vision and therefore the uncovered eye is amblyopic.

Myopia Control - Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a big problem for many children. Difficulty with distance vision interferes with many daily activities and can impact the way your child performs at school. Many children experience progressive myopia as they grow older which means overtime the problem worsens.

How to Prevent Vision Problems

  1. Get regular eye exams - Children should have their first eye exam at six months, again at three years, before starting kindergarten and every year after that.
  2. 20/20/20 rule – Eye doctors recommend that to avoid fatigue and digital eye strain symptoms, patients should follow the 20/20/20 rule. This means that every 20 minutes, stop and look at something 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds.
  3. Limit electronic device use - Set time limits on the amount of screen time. Children under two years should have no screen time, and older children should have less than two hours per day. Be aware of how long children are using digital devices and look for digital eye strain symptoms such as squinting, rubbing of the eyes and complaints of back, neck or head pain.
  4. Eye Exercises-

  

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