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Children’s eyes are still developing, which is why they need extra care. As we observed Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month this past August, your eye doctors for dizziness while reading from NeuroVisual Specialists of Florida and iSee VisionCare share four ways to help safeguard your child’s visual health, comfort and safety.

4 Tips to Safeguard Your Child's Visual Health

1. Understand Typical Childhood Vision Development Milestones

Understanding the typical milestones of childhood visual development is important for all parents. For example, infants aged three to four months should respond to visual stimulation. By eight months old, a baby should be able to distinguish varying contrasts and depths.

2. Watch Out for Warning Signs of Underlying Vision Problems

Young children may not even realize they have a vision problem, which is why parents need to be vigilant. Common signs of vision problems include sitting unusually close to the TV, squinting, tilting the head or losing their place while reading. If your child exhibit any of these behaviors, bring them to the eye doctor as soon as possible. Your eye doctors for headaches while reading will conduct a comprehensive eye exam to determine the underlying problem.

3. Ensure They Wear Safety Eyewear

It’s part of children’s nature to be playful, energetic and all-around active. While this is normal, certain activities increase the risk of eye injury. This is why we suggest having your child wear safety eyewear made of polycarbonate, a material known for its durability and pressure-bearing qualities. Your child should also wear sunglasses with 100% UV protection when spending time outside.

4. Don’t Forget Their Routine Eye Exams

When it comes to preventive eye care, regular eye exams are a must. Eye exams allow your eye doctors for pain with eye movement to identify underlying vision problems and provide prompt treatment.

For more tips on maintaining your child’s visual health, call us at (561) 733-9008. You may also complete our form to request an appointment. We serve Boynton Beach and nearby FL areas.

Dr. Erin Sonneberg, OD, received her Doctor of Optometry degree from New England School of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts in 2004. She completed her undergraduate studies at City University of New York, Queens College in 2000, where she graduated with honors in business. Dr. Sonneberg relocated to Boynton Beach, Florida, in 2006, and has been practicing alongside prestigious ophthalmologists in the area since that time.