5 Things to Know About Children’s Eye Health

Children’s eyes change quickly as they grow. Careful attention can help catch eye health problems early, while their eyes are still developing.

 

 1. Watch for misalignment, or one eye that looks straight ahead while the other eye looks inward, outward, upward or downward.

2. Eye injury is the leading cause of blindness in children. It’s important to wear protective goggles made of polycarbonate lenses while playing sports and participating in other activities that have a risk of eye injury.

3. Three not-so-obvious signs of vision problems are:

  • Quick loss of interest in activities that require extensive eye use
  • Losing their place when reading
  • Turning their head to look at something in front of them

4. Blue light from digital devices is not dangerous, but screen time should be limited late in the day to prevent sleep problems from blue light.

5. Healthy vision is key to physical development, success in school and overall well being. Regular vision screenings are important for detecting and correcting eye problems. Screenings are recommended:

 

  • For infants
  • Between the ages of 3 & 4
  • When entering elementary school
  • If experiencing a vision problem
Content adapted from the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Comprehensive Eye Care

From routine eye care to medical and surgical eye treatment, our ophthalmologists and optometrists are focused on your vision and the health of your whole eye.

Continue Reading

When to Consider Cataract Surgery

When to Consider Cataract Surgery

Cataracts occur as part of the body’s natural aging process. While the only way to remove cataracts is surgery, the right time to have surgery depends on the individual patient.

read more
LASIK vs. PRK

LASIK vs. PRK

Learn about two techniques used to help improve vision by modifying the cornea, LASIK and PRK.

read more

Order Contacts

© 2020 Medical Eye Specialists. All Rights Reserved.