An overview of children’s vision care

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Vision plays an important role in children’s daily lives and study. With a good vision, children can perform much better. Generally, newborns can see objects only up close. When they are six months old, their visual acuity will be much sharper and they can have more accurate color vision.

Since children’s vision system is developing as they grow, early detection of some vision problems is very essential. As a caring parent, you may have worries such as when your kid should receive his first eye exam and what tests a comprehensive eye exam should include. Generally, your kid should have an eye exam at 6 months old. Vision screening may miss some vision problems.

When you choose eyeglasses or contact lenses for your kid, you’d better to consult the eye doctor. For the protection against harmful UV rays, sunglasses or some eyeglasses with UV protection may be recommended. When your kid uses computer, there are also some suggestions for eye care. Generally, your kid should get enough rest after staying 20-30 minutes in front of the computer.

If your child has a pet, you should take special precautions to eye problems. Dog’s and cat’s dander can cause eye allergies. Other pets such as reptiles and spiders can also cause some eye problems such as inflammation. So you need to pay more attention to potential consequences of your kid’s pet.