Summer is a great time for kids to spend time outdoors. Whether they’re playing in your back yard, exploring bike paths or swimming at the pool, make sure their eyes are protected all the time.
Experts at Vision Care Plus, a trusted provider of eye care services, suggest these five ways you can protect your children’s eyes this summer. Most of these are applicable to adults, as well.
1. Wear Eye Protection Indoors and Outdoors
For outdoors, sunglasses that provide 100% UV protection are highly recommended. Kids’ eyes are more sensitive than those of adults. And since the effects of sun exposure tend to be cumulative, it’s important for them to develop eye protection habits while they’re young.
Don’t forget to protect their eyes even when they’re indoors. If your child spends a lot of time in front of the computer, think about giving them glasses specially designed for computer use.
2. Avoid Metal Frames
Metal frames aren’t recommended for children because they can cause injury during sports or other activities. Consult eye care specialists to know what your child needs.
3. Wear Goggles When Swimming
Whether your child swims at the beach or in a pool, they need to wear goggles. Chlorine can be harmful to kids’ eyes when they’re frequently exposed to it, and saltwater in the ocean can cause irritation.
4. Consult an Optometrist
Take your child to an optometrist for a comprehensive eye examination. Depth perception, peripheral vision, binocularity and contact lens wear are just some of the important things to discuss if your child will be doing activities that require catching, kicking or throwing. An expert can recommend the best ways to protect your child’s vision.
Vision Care Plus offers a personalized approach to eye care, so you can be sure you’re getting the right care and treatment for your vision. Call us at (844) 201-5900 or fill out our contact form to request a consultation. We serve customers in Drayton Valley and Camrose, AB, and nearby areas.