Are you concerned about your child’s visual development? Children’s eyes are continuously changing and developing as they grow, which is why it’s important to do everything you can to monitor and protect their eyesight. If you’re concerned about your child’s visual development, then here are a couple of things you can do to help keep their eyes healthy and safe: Kids Eye Doctor Edina MN
Look For Signs of Vision Loss
Children’s eyes are vulnerable because their eyes are still developing, and the development of certain eye conditions isn’t uncommon as your child continues to grow. For this reason, it is important to look for symptoms of vision loss in your child. Signs may include difficulty reading or seeing certain colors and textures, or difficulty focusing on what’s being displayed in front of them, and so on. If you notice any potential signs of vision loss or vision-related difficulties, then you should schedule an appointment with an eye doctor as soon as possible so that your child can get the treatment they need and so that their eye conditions don’t worsen over time.
Keep Chemicals & Sharp Objects Out of Reach
One of the best ways to protect your child’s vision is to keep chemicals and sharp objects out of reach, and to teach them how recognize and avoid hazards in their environment. A big part of this comes down to recognizing and avoiding sharp objects that are part of their surroundings. As parents, it’s important to be careful and to make sure to identify things at home that could be sharp or dangerous for your child. Medical supplies, toys, books and other items can be potentially harmful if they are bumped, pulled, or otherwise handled in an unsafe manner that could result in potentially hazardous outcomes.
Limit Screen Time
Lastly, one of the best ways to protect your child’s eyesight is to limit their screen time. While electronic devices can be good for entertaining and/or pacifying your child, staring at a screen for a long period of time can have detrimental effects on your child’s eyes and brain. That’s why it’s important to make sure that your child isn’t spending too much time staring at a screen and is getting out to play and do other things that are important for their development.
Dr. Jafar Hasan is fellowship trained in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus with expertise in the medical and surgical care of eye diseases in children. Dr. Afira Hasan is a primary care optometrist.
Did you know? Both Dr. Jafar Hasan and Dr. Afira Hasan have been listed as two of the Top Doctors of 2021!