Refractive errors occur in the first years of life, every fifth child needs a pair of glasses, according to statistics. Offer your children the best possible vision and increased comfort, all in complete safety. Children learn to see as they learn how to walk, little by little. Complete and clear vision is achieved only at the age of 4 and only after 10 years their vision is similar to adults vision.
That’s why it is very important to detect refractive errors in the first three years of life, in order to be able to completely correct them. For this reason, a specialist consult is recommended from an early age, even if there are no symptoms of a poorly eyesight. Most of the times, if one eye is deficient and the other one not, the refractive error can remain undetected for a long time.
Unlike adult’s eyes, children’s eyes have larger pupils and clearer crystals, with less pigment. As a result, children’s eyes are more sensitive to light. If compared to adults, more UV light reaches the retina, for this reason it is highly recommended that in the first year of life babies are not exposed directly to sunlight. After this age, sunglasses are very important, especially in high brightness conditions: in strong sunlight, near the water, when surrounded by snow or when climbing high in the mountains. The reflections can double the amount of sunlight radiations, so the UV protection provided by the lens is even more important.
First pair of glasses
A good vision from the first moments: can be achieved with the right pair of children’s glasses. They must fit perfectly on children’s nose, be as light as possible and also very resistant. Children play a lot, so their glasses should be as natural as possible, not bother them and help them see better.
The frames must be light, playful and individually suited for each physiognomy. With very light and protective lenses. Both on impact and UV radiation.
Why not wait until the child is a bit older?
Learning to see is a natural and automatic process. But vision can only fully develop if there is a sharp image on the retina. If defective vision is corrected early on with glasses, lifelong vision impairments, that are no longer reversible, can be avoided or reduced.
So that your child achieves the best possible vision, not only a lightweight and comfortable frame is important, but also lightweight and resistant lenses, individually adapted to your child’s needs.
how do i recognise if my child needs glasses?
Many visual impairments are hereditary and can be corrected if detected on time. If parents or siblings have eye diseases, the pediatrician should transfer the patient to a specialist ophthalmologist between the 6th and the 12th month of life.
You have the feeling that your child needs glasses? Then you must pay attention to the following signs:
- Squint, deviation of the eyeball in different directions
- Frequent blinking or rubbing the eyes to often
- Getting objects too close to the eye
- Particular sensitivity to light
A specialist consult is recommended from an early age, even if there are no symptoms of a poorly eyesight. Most of the times, if one eye is deficient and the other one is not, the refractive error can remain undetected for a long time. It is recommended that the first specialist consult takes place in the first three years of life. Many young children need glasses for temporary problems that can be corrected over time with the help of lenses.
INTEROPTIK KIDS LENSES
Very light, impact resistant but also with UV protection included, Kids lenses from Interoptik have been designed to withstand many challenges. Glasses stored face down, in contact with various hard surfaces, glasses dropped on the floor or thrown in the school backpack. The hardening coating makes the lens surface immune to daily tests.