Your child’s eyesight is usually fully developed by the age of 8. But that vision will need to serve them throughout their entire life. You can play an important role in the development of strong and healthy eyes for your child. By providing a healthy diet, stimulating them with toys and games that work out their eyes, protecting them from harmful ultraviolet rays, and booking routine eye exams, you can increase the chances that your child will develop a healthy pair of eyes that will last them well into adulthood.
Do not leave their vision to chance. Protect and improve your child’s eyesight today!
The first years of your child’s development set the stage for their growth well into adulthood. Your job as a parent is to provide favourable conditions for your child to thrive.
This includes taking care of their eyesight, which is prone to developing erratically. Improper sugar levels, eye injuries, and certain illnesses can all cause myopia and other eye conditions at an early age.
While medical treatments for vision do exist for children, the best cure is simply prevention. Here is our guide to some of the steps parents can take to ensure clear and lasting vision for their children.
My Optometrist Calgary specializes in pediatric eye care. See how our experts can ensure proper eyesight development for your child by calling 403-256-0606 or filling out the online contact form below.
Nurturing your child’s eyesight is surprisingly easy. All it takes is the development of a few good habits and a dash of common sense. Here are 4 ways for you to keep your child’s eyes healthy as they develop:
A parent has many options to help their child’s eyesight develop correctly. Chief among those are:
To discuss these measures in greater detail or to book an eye appointment, contact our eye doctors at 403-256-0606 or fill out the online contact form below.
When should I have my child’s vision checked?
Young children should receive at least three eye exams before their first year of school: a first eye exam around 6 months of age, a second one at age 3, and a final one right before school starts.
Does my family’s health history matter?
Yes. Some eye conditions can be hereditary. If someone in your family has a history of eye conditions, your child could be susceptible to this condition too.
What is included in the pediatric eye exam?
An eye examination for children usually includes vision testing, eye health evaluation, and eye alignment testing.
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