Understanding Vision

Giving Children Perfect Vision

Children’s glasses have to meet demanding standards.

1 March 2019
  • A group of children lying on the green grass in the Park. The interaction of the children.

Children’s glasses have to be tough and withstand activities such as sports, school, and playtime. A child’s glasses should be unbreakable, flexible and as lightweight as possible.

Nowadays, this is no longer a problem. A vast array of fashionable frames is available and the days when lenses had to be as thick as bulletproof glass are long gone. When looking for the perfect model, there are a few things you should look out for. A reliable pair of glasses is indispensable for fun, games and sports.

What’s true for adults also applies to children: A pair of glasses must fully compensate for vision problems. This ensures that children will be able to go through their young lives with perfectly clear sight and perception of the world around them. Your child needs an excellent pair of glasses for playtime and sports. Adolescents are still  developing their coordination and motor skills.  That’s why it is even more important that children with vision challenges wear glasses that give them 20/20 vision. The ability of these youngsters to judge the distance and impact of barriers or moving objects properly depends on it.

The ability of these youngsters to judge the distance and impact of barriers or moving objects properly depends on it.

However, it does not stop there. When reading a book or the blackboard in school, when playing with others or studying on the computer; or even while watching television, the eyes of children have to work overtime. Children who have to walk where there is traffic absolutely need good glasses. Make sure your child’s vision aid meets all of the following requirements:

  • High break resistance
  • Reliable scratch resistance
  • Full anti-reflective coating
  • Clean Coat to ensure clear vision around the clock and easy cleaning
  • Perfect fit
  • Optimal function

Always remember – your child’s eyes are precious.

Tip: When school has started, we recommend you have your child’s eyes examined. Vision checks can be performed by an eye care professional. Be sure you have included your child in your vision insurance coverage. A vision test does not take a lot of time and getting one will ensure that your child will begin the new school year without being held back by impaired vision while trying to read what is written on the board or in books.

Research has shown that the sooner children get to experience their world through quality lenses, the better their vision will develop as the years progress. Children these days can avoid a lot of problems if they wear glasses.

Thanks to heroes in recent novels, most of them will be glad to enjoy improved vision, even if they wear glasses. Another important factor: Spending time outside is beneficial for a child’s eyes. According to Australian researchers, two to three hours per day spent in natural light outdoors lowers the risk of further decline in a child’s vision.

Frames made of flexible lightweight metals are particularly well-suited for children. The lenses should be made from lightweight plastic material, which greatly reduce the risk of injury. It is the responsibility of your eye care professional to ensure that your child’s glasses fit perfectly. Glasses should neither be too tight nor too loose on the head and they should definitely never put pressure on the ear lobes.

Periodic services that should be included in your child’s eye care include:

  • Regular spectacle inspections
  • Eyeglass adjustments
  • Ultrasound eyeglass cleaning

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