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The vision of children and babies


Early detection of vision problems in children is important for their future correction. Therefore, if you think that your child is not seeing correctly, consult your specialist as soon as possible.

Watching for signs of poor vision can save you trouble now and in the future.

Ophthalmology specialists recommend that your child's vision be checked regularly. In principle, it should be your pediatrician who performs the initial controls.

When they are born, babies already receive a complete examination of eye morphology. Later, it is advisable for children to have their first comprehensive eye exam at three years of age. From that age, it is advisable for an ophthalmologist to examine the fundus of the eye and calibrate its visual acuity.

There are signs that can help you identify a visual problem in your children:

1. Sit very close to the television

2. Constantly complaining of headaches and tired eyes

3. Write closer and closer to the paper

4. Feeling difficult to read from a distance

5. Squinting to see something that is far away

6. Losing interest in reading and studying

7. Have difficulty running

8. Appear clumsy in movements

9. Present excessive tearing and stinging in the eyes

Stages in the baby's vision. Can my baby see, how does he see during the first weeks? Is he able to recognize my face? They are very common questions among new parents. On our site we tell you what are the stages in the baby's vision.

How to stimulate the baby's vision. How do babies see when they are born? When my first child was born, a lady asked me if my baby could see. I was surprised by his question and I answered yes, but it is true that newborn babies have strange gaze and it is difficult for them to focus and follow objects or people with their eyes.

Blind children and babies. The role of society in front of a child with a visual disability is extremely important for the child to feel integrated, considered and respected.

Vision problems in children. The vision of children. When childhood visual defects are not well corrected, they lead to other problems such as lazy eye and strabismus. We tell you which are the most common and frequent eye problems in children.

Vision care for children. Prevention is the best measure to take care of children's eye health. Since they are young, both parents and educators must be attentive to the child's behavior to observe and detect any vision problems in children.

When to take the child to the ophthalmologist. Between 3 and 5 years of age, children's eyes are still in the process of maturing. Before this age, it is not easy to measure visual acuity, despite the fact that there are specific tests for it. From 4 or 5 years old, although the eye is not yet mature, it is time to take it to the ophthalmologist.

Exercises to strengthen the child's vision. Games and exercises recommended for children to strengthen their eyesight. Optometrist Teresa Molina gives us some tips to improve the visual health of our children.

Amblyopia in childhood. The amblyopic child is one who has an eye with which he cannot see correctly. On our site we tell you how it can be detected in children that there is a lazy eye, since it does not seem easy for children to express that they see something blurred when they have always had a graduation.

Astigmatism in children. Astigmatism is a refractive error of the eye, that is, a graduation. This vision disorder is due, very commonly and, especially in children especially, to the shape of the eye.

Strabismus in childhood. On our site we explain what strabismus in childhood consists of and what treatments can help the child to regain the ability to see.

Myopia in children. How is myopia detected and corrected in children. When myopia usually appears and what symptoms children with this eye problem usually present. Tips for parents and teachers.

How to correct children's vision. Glasses are the most comfortable and simple method to correct children's visual problems, taking into account that they do not require any special maintenance or hygiene. Contact lenses are recommended for ages 6-12. Refractive surgery can be performed from the age of 18.

The use of glasses in childhood. Studies indicate that approximately twenty percent of children need some visual correction. The earlier the problem is detected, the easier it will be to correct it. We tell you how to choose glasses for your child, if necessary.

Contact lenses for children. We pondered this question: children's contact lenses, yes or no? The benefits of wearing contact lenses for children. When and how children can change glasses for contact lenses. Children's vision problems.

New technologies and children's vision. On our site we deal with the behavior of children's eyes and the effect that the use of technological devices such as tablets, smartphones or computers have on them. How will the eyes of our children behave in the medium-term future in the face of the increasingly frequent use of new technologies?

Food that heals vision and eyes. Not seeing well affects children's school performance. Food plays a very important role in preventing eye health. Advice from Dr. Vidales to take care of children's vision through diet.

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