Eyeglasses For Children A Few Tips For Children's Eyes and Children's Glasses
If we and children in particular have visual impairments, our spatial orientation and enjoyment of life suffer as a result. This is particularly true in a world that is now dominated by visual impressions. Parents should therefore devote special attention to the eyes of their children and to their visual development.
Good For Children's Eyes
Fresh air is good not only for the general health of your child, but also for his or her eyes. Playing outdoors is an excellent means of relaxation for their eyes in order to compensate for the long periods of reading at short distances encountered in modern life, e.g., when studying for school, painting or playing with dad's smartphone.
Scientific studies suggest that children who are exposed regularly to longer viewing distances suffer less frequently from eye irritation.
A suitable pair of children's sunglasses relax and protect their eyes, even in the first rays of warm sunshine in the springtime.
Even if your child has no obvious problems with his or her vision, experts advise that children should have their first thorough eye examination before the age of three at the latest.
The second examination should be conducted before they start school and then every two years afterwards to enable early detection of any warning signals of deterioration in their vision.
For all premature babies and all children whose parents or siblings suffer from a squint or a severe visual impairment, an eye examination should be performed between the age of six and twelve months, and then at regular intervals afterwards.
How To Recognize Poor Vision In Your Child
Make checking your child's eyesight into a game they enjoy.
Keep a watchful eye on your children's visual progress. If you notice any signs of squinting, twitching or graying of the pupil, you should consult your eye doctor immediately. The same applies if eye disease or poor sight runs in the family. Another warning signal is if babies do not try to establish eye contact with someone talking to them.
The lenses of infants' eyes are still very soft and can accommodate very effectively, i.e., they can adapt to various distances without difficulty. If one eye is not performing as well as the other, parents sometimes do not notice that the “good” eye is in fact compensating for the “bad” one. It is therefore recommended to have your child's eyes tested at an early age ideally at the age of three.
A visit to your eye care professional is an absolute must before a child starts school. An eye examination at the age of 14 is essential in order to detect any changes in an adolescent's eyes, and near-sightedness in particular. The next examination is then normally conducted when a young adult is applying for his or her first driver's license.