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6 Important Eye Care Tips to Support Healthy Vision in Your Child December 28, 2017

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6 Important Eye Care Tips to Support Healthy Vision in Your Child , Greece, New York

Eye care is one component of childhood wellness that can sometimes go overlooked. While many parents know to take their children to the pediatrician and dentist, there tends to be a bit of confusion about when they should start monitoring eye health. As it turns out, you can start following the tips below to support your child’s healthy vision as early as infancy.   

6 Eye Care Tips for Your Child

1. Monitor for Warning Signs

In babies and toddlers, look for issues like light sensitivity or tearing. As children age, take note of any complaints of headaches or blurred vision, and look for reading and writing difficulties.

2. Ask About Their Vision

It’s not always easy for little ones to identify vision problems on their own. To ensure they see properly, try asking questions now and then, like whether they can read the board well at school.

3. Encourage Outdoor Play

Getting outside is a great wayeye care to limit the amount of time your child spends looking at screens. It can also help strengthen eye muscles because they’ll focus on multiple points in their surroundings instead of one object directly in front of them.  

4. Educate Them on Eye Care

Remind young children of the importance of wearing safety glasses while playing certain sports. It’s also wise to encourage them to wash their hands before touching or rubbing their eyes.

5. Schedule Routine Eye Exams

Make sure your child is receiving yearly eye exams with eye care professionals. Even if your child has had perfect vision thus far, trips to the optometrist are critical to ensuring nothing has changed.

6. Enhance Their Diet

Diets with plenty of nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables, lean meats, and whole grains are essential to healthy eye development. By incorporating these foods into your child’s diet from a young age, you’ll set them up for a lifetime of eye wellness.

 

If you’re seeking a team of eye care professionals to oversee your child’s vision health, look no further than Reed Eye Associates. With six locations throughout the Greater Rochester area in New York, this practice makes eye exams convenient. Schedule your child’s next appointment by calling (585) 249-8300, or visit their website for a complete list of locations.

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