Your Child’s Eyes

Children’s eyes need care and protection to safeguard their vision

Facts you need to know about your child’s eyes:                     

  • Vision problems affect one in twenty preschoolers and one in four school aged children.   Has your child had an Eye Health examination?
  • UV exposure at an early age can be the most damaging in the long-term as the human eye is still developing through childhood and adolescence.  Just as you protect your child’s skin with sunscreen, protect their eyes with full UVA and UVB sunglasses.
  • Children’s eyes are more susceptible to UV exposure because the lens in their eye is clearer. With age, lenses darken and tend to block more UV light to the back of the eye.  Does your child have sunglasses?
  • 75 percent of learning before the age of five is through sight.  Many children have vision problems that parent’s aren’t aware of until they are in school – just like your well check appointments with your pediatrician, make sure you have your child’s eyes checked by an Eye Doctor.
  • Children are two times more likely to wear sunscreen than they are sunglasses to protect from the sun’s harmful radiation.  Be as diligent in protecting their eyes as you are their skin with good sunglasses.
  • 90% of traumatic eye injuries in children are preventable with the correct use of safety eyewear.
  • One in four children has an undetected vision problem that can interfere with learning.
  • The lenses in children’s eyes do not block as much UV radiation as they do in adults’ eyes, putting them at increased risk for sun damage to the eyes.
  • School vision screenings may not detect all vision problems in kids.
  • One child out of four does not see well in school.  Have you had your child’s eyes checked?