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3 Important Eye Care Tips For Kids

Disclosure: “This post was sponsored by Think About Your Eyes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All thoughts and opinions are completely my own.”

When was the last time your children had an eye exam? Although I mentioned an eye exam as being one of our action items before heading back to school even with that, my older daughter struggled with vision problems before finally getting a glasses. We always knew there was a chance our kids will wear glasses. Both my husband and I wear glasses, getting checked out by their pediatrician was always part of our back to school routine. Although she was fine during her routine checkup, she later complained that she has to squint to see the board while at school, so a few years ago we took her to see a pediatric ophthalmologist, who ended up recommended that we get her glasses so she doesn’t have to strain her eyes while in class. Hence, today’s essential eye care tips for kids.

According to American Public Health Association, about  5% to 10% of preschoolers and 25% of school-aged children have eye problems. Which is why early intervention is important to avoid permanent vision loss. Children are visual learners, yet some parents don’t feel it’s important to get an eye exam as part of their child’s routine checkup.

Don’t know where to start, Think About Your Eyes comes highly recommended with helpful tips and guide on finding an eye care professional in your area. With August being back to school and also eye exam awareness month, it’s the perfect time to schedule a comprehensive eye exam to identify issues before it’s too late.

Essential Eye Care Tips For Kids

  • Annual Eye Exam
  • Monitor Screen Time
  • Healthy Nutritious Diet

Think About Your Eyes demonstrational video:

 

Kira is the founder of award-winning lifestyle blog focused on family, tech, fashion, beauty, food, fitness, and travel. Prior to launching The Afropolitan Mom, she was a marketing executive in the technology industry. She lives in the suburb of NJ with her husband and two kids. When she's not on carpool duty or scrolling through Insta, she spends time adding items to her shopping cart while binge-watching shows on Netflix!

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Julie Wood

    August 25, 2016 at 11:31 am

    I always make sure to get my kids in to have an eye exam before school starts to make sure they can see good and not have problems reading and seeing the board when the teacher talks.

  2. Janet W.

    August 27, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    It’s so important to get an annual eye exam. The doctor can detect things you may not even know is wrong!

  3. Christina A.

    August 29, 2016 at 9:06 am

    My son just had an eye exam a few months ago and got his first pair of glasses at almost 18 years old! You think that your child’s sight will be fine once they have reached that age but it can start declining as with my son so…it’s never too late to start on the eye exams!

  4. Angela Saver

    August 31, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    We schedule yearly exams whether anyone is having problems or not. It’s so important to keep our eyes healthy!

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