When can my child start to wear glasses?

When can my child start to wear glasses?

Are you thinking that your child may be in need of glasses? Are they showing symptoms and signs of vision issues? At Mountain Eye Care, we can not only test your child’s vision and make professional recommendations and diagnosis, but we can also help fit them with glasses that suit their little personalities! One thing to get a firm grasp on is what to look for in your children that may indicate the need for glasses. In this article by Mountain Eye Care, we share some information about when your child can start wearing glasses for their vision correction needs. 

Click here to schedule your appointment at Mountain Eye Care today.

Do your children sit too close to the tv screen or hold their devices close to their eyes?

Limiting the screen time of your children is always a good idea, but sometimes entertainment is also a good thing. Do you notice that your child sits a bit too close to the tv screen or holds their handheld devices too close to their eyes? This could indicate that your child may not be able to see very well and could need vision correction. Sitting too close to the television, holding hand-held devices too close to the eyes, or lowering the head while reading is all possible signs of poor vision. If you are noticing this with your children, then schedule an eye exam right away at your optometrist.

Do your children frequently rub their eyes?

Are you noticing that your children are rubbing their eyes frequently? Your child may be struggling to focus on something or their vision is blurred and by them rubbing their eyes, it could indicate that they are trying to get relief. This is also a sign that you should schedule an eye exam for your child to see if they are in need of glasses for vision correction.   

Do your children complain of headaches or eye pain? 

If you are finding that your children are coming to you often complaining about headaches, eye strain, or eye pain, then this could indicate the need for vision correction with glasses. These are all common signs and symptoms of a vision issue that should be addressed promptly so that your children can experience relief from symptoms and correct their vision. 

The above mentioned are all signs that your children could be in need of glasses for vision correction. We encourage you to schedule an eye exam for your children on our Mountain Eye Care website today. Click here to find our contact information, schedule an appointment, or speak with a representative.