August is the global Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month – a perfect reminder for you to have your children’s eyes checked.
Give your children the best opportunities to develop the best possible vision they can, which is why regular vision checks are of absolute importance.
All children’s eyes are mostly healthy, but you should have them examined during scheduled pediatric visits which should ideally start from the age of three onwards.
Symptoms of Eye and Vision Problems in Children
You as parents should be aware of all the signs that indicate whether your child has any vision-related problems such as these:
- Wandering or crossed eyes
- A family history of childhood vision related problems
- Lack of interest in reading or looking at distant objects
- Squinting or turning his/her head unusually while watching television
- Eyes are constantly watering or tearing
- The eyelids are swollen or bloodshot
- The child is blinking more than usual
- Child is complaining of blurry vision; eyes are itchy or burning
- Feel dizzy or ill after doing some close-up vision related activity
Protect Your Child’s Eyes
We should all utilize this month to teach our children about the importance of eye safety and also implement it with immediate effect.
You can protect your child’s eyes by:
- Making it mandatory for your kids to wear protective eyewear while taking part in any sports or recreational events.
- Allowing them to play with toys that have no sharp or protruding edges or corners.
The Role of Eye Safety in Your Child’s Life
Now that you have done everything that you possibly can to ensure that your child’s eyes are safe. Whether they are budding sportsmen or simply just playing with their friends, there are a lot of injuries that they are exposed to. According to current stats, roughly more than 12 million children suffer from some kind of vision impairment and eye injuries which are often the cause of eye injuries, of which 42,000 sports-related eye injuries.
Take precautions and protect your children’s vision. This August, give the apple of your eye the gift of clear vision. Be a Super Mom and bring your child to InSight Vision Center for a comprehensive eye checkup.
Aaron Barriga is the online marketing manager for Insight Vision Center. With a knack for understanding medical procedures, and an interest in eye and vision health, Aaron loves to share what he knows and what he learns. He blogs to inform readers about the latest eye care technology and other topics related to eye care, especially LASIK.