With school actively in session, this is the time of year when most parents finally start to discover that their children are having trouble seeing things clearly. Identifying vision trouble in kids can be a real challenge for several reasons. But with the help of a good doctor, you should be able to address most childhood vision problems. Here's a look at what you need to know about your kids and their vision.
Recognizing Vision Trouble
One of the biggest challenges with young kids is recognizing when they are having trouble with their vision. For those who have had these problems since birth, they don't have any reference point to understand that it should be different. As a result, they don't complain about their vision because they don't know that there's anything wrong with it.
For kids who have been experiencing a gradual shift in their vision, the change is often so gradual that they don't even recognize that there's a problem. When the change happens slowly, it's sometimes hard to even recognize the difference.
As a result, you need to ensure that your children see an eye doctor once a year even if they haven't been diagnosed with any vision problems. Theeye doctor could detect vision changes in their earliest stages, helping to preserve your child's eyesight as best as possible.
Addressing Vision Trouble
If the eye doctor does determine that your child is experiencing some vision loss, you'll have to decide on the corrective option. For particularly young children, such as those under ten years old, you'll want to talk to the eye doctor about options for glasses. You can even get glasses for toddlers that are designed to hold up to toddler activity levels and are held in place with a strap so your little one doesn't lose them.
For kids over ten, you can talk with the eye doctor about the possibility of contact lenses. If your child has the responsibility and maturity to handle putting contacts in, taking them out, and keeping them clean, you may find that he or she is more willing to wear the contacts than they would be glasses.
The goal is to choose what your child will wear so that you can ensure his or her vision correction. The sooner you have corrective lenses of any kind for your child, and the more he or she wears them, the better off your child will be. Talk with your child's eye doctor today for more information so that you can find out about how to address vision problems.Share
14 December 2019
After I realized that I had a vision problem, I decided to wait awhile before visiting the eye doctor. Although my vision seemed to grow worse on a daily basis, I was nervous about wearing glasses or contacts. However, I knew that I needed to make a change. After almost getting into an accident on the freeway, I headed straight to the nearest opticians office. My doctor evaluated my eyesight, and told me that I had an astigmatism and bad near-sightedness. He prescribed corrective lenses, and you wouldn't believe how big of a difference they made. This blog is all about having the courage to get help with your vision.