Teaching Your Kids About Eye Care Safety

Submitted by Pycraft Family… on Sat, 09/07/2019 - 9:00am
Child placing contact lens

It is important to teach your children how to protect their eyes at a young age. Educating them before it’s too late is vital. 

Proper Eye Safety Tips

Eye safety is especially important to teach children as they become more active. Teaching our kids eye safety when they are young can give them good habits once they become adults too. 

For instance, certain activities and sports require proper eye glasses. Anytime you use chemicals or power tools for common household chores, eye protection is a necessity. 

But when playing sports with high impact activity or flying objects it’s also wise to wear eye protection. Sports like basketball, racquetball, and tennis are a few examples of sports where a ball or finger can cause eye damage.

Encourage Healthy Eyes

It’s also important to teach children everyday habits that help the health of their eyes. 

Eating a balanced, healthy diet is one way to encourage healthy eyes. A healthy diet for your eyes requires plenty of fruits and vegetables plus foods with omega-3s, like fish. 

Proper amounts of exercise, not smoking, and wearing sunglasses when outside are other simple habits to develop in children and to encourage healthy eyes. 

Finally it’s important to teach our children to give our eyes a rest from screens whether it's a phone, computer, TV, or any other screen. 

Healthy eyes also get regular eye exams from their family eye care provider. Contact us today to schedule your next eye exam.