My two children, who are now teenagers both wear glasses. They have done from a very young age. In fact, my eldest did have to wear a patch during the evenings too. This may seem a little daunting but recognising early signs of eyesight problems and dealing with them is important for their later vision.
While we all lead very busy lives, it’s crucial to be aware of any signs that your child might have a problem with their vision. For example, I noticed that my son was moving closer and closer to the television, an early warning sign that made me book an appointment with the optometrist. I was so pleased that I did as the early signs of amblyopia (lazy eye) was detected and treated immediately. Below I have listed some of my top tips to help you keep your children’s eyes healthy.
Watch Out for warning signs
As mentioned above, moving closer to the television was my early warning sign. There are others. For example, your child could be screwing up their eyes to see better or rubbing eyes a lot. Another sign could be excessive watering of eyes, holding books too close or your child complaining about having headaches. Need more information? You can find a wealth of information about your child’s eye health and eye care in the Feel Good Contacts eyecare hub.
Keep up with eye care appointments
If you have spotted a problem, keep up with the regular eye appointments. It is the perfect time when your children are young to deal with any issues. I was so pleased when after using the eye patch for several weeks that all was right with my son’s vision. I guess the earlier we detect a problem the greater the change of fixing it and helping your child’s vision.
Now my children are teenagers, they have moved from the children’s section of the glasses to the adults. When they were young there was a fantastic array of eyewear to choose from. For the very young the glasses were easy to wear with an elastic towards the back. We were lucky that ours never took them off. Experiment and explore the options for glasses. Indeed, I would also recommend getting prescription sunglasses too. There is so much choice out there, for example Feel Good Contacts stocks contact lenses, eye health products and designer sunglasses at great prices. I would recommend heading over to see the choice for yourself. In fact, they are offering my readers a discount of 10% on a customer’s first order. Just pop in the code FEELGOODTIME.
It really isn’t easy for young children to point out if they are having trouble with their vision, which is why it is important as parents to know the tell-tale signs. If you want further information head over to the Feel Good Contacts eyecare hub and arm yourself with all the knowledge you need including how to protect your children’s eyes from the effects of tablets.
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