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How to Ensure Your Child's Eye Health: A Guide for Parents

In a world dominated by screens and digital devices, prioritizing your child's eye health is crucial. As we come to the end of Myopia Awareness Week (3/13/2024 - 3/19/2024), let's talk about what we can do to make sure our children do not end up with high prescriptions!

Importance of Early Eye Exams

First of all, it is most important to make sure your child has an eye exam at an early age (at the latest by the time they start school). At Lumos Eyecare, we can not only examine children as young as 4 years old but also provide valuable insights into their eye health and development. If your child is in need of vision treatment with glasses, contacts, orthokeratology, or atropine eye drops, rest assured that the team at Lumos Eyecare can provide it all.

Tips for Healthy Eyes

  • Limit Screen Time : Encourage outdoor play and limit screen time to reduce eye strain. We recommend at least 2 hours every day, even if it is raining.

  • Healthy Diet : Include foods rich in eye-friendly nutrients like vitamins A, C, and E in your child's diet.

  • Proper Lighting : Ensure adequate lighting when your child is reading or studying to prevent eye fatigue.

  • Regular Breaks : Encourage breaks during screen time to relax the eyes and prevent digital eye strain. We recommend at least 5 minutes to look far away every half hour.

The Role of Parents in Eye Health

As a parent, being proactive about your child's eye health is key. Look out for signs of vision problems, such as squinting, headaches, or sitting too close to screens. Address any concerns promptly by scheduling an eye exam with one of our qualified optometrists.

By taking proactive steps and staying informed about your child's eye health, you can help safeguard their vision for years to come. Remember, an early eye exam can detect and prevent potential issues, ensuring your child enjoys clear and healthy vision.

Schedule an eye exam for your child today!


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