We know most of you are all busy trying to live a working adult life (most probably), it is the same thing to us! But in case you don’t notice, there is a hidden problem on kids’ eye and almost no one has shed lights on it.
There are more and more kids start to wear spectacles at their young age, which is very bad. But the worse things are the kids that don’t even know that they have problems on their eye (including both who wear spetacles and those who don’t). AND most importantly they don’t know if they have eye problem or not!
Good vision in key is very important for kids’ development and daily performance. If their eye is not working properly, they will suffer a lot.
What can we do here?
Let’s keep it short and simple.
- Bring them to eye checking. Whether or not they are nearsightedness, far-sightedness, they should receive eye examination, or at very least, eye screening. (but we recommend everyone to receive eye examination once per year or otherwise if specified by professionals.
- Take note on signs of vision problem. Things like complaints of discomfort, short attention span, tilting head, difficulty to remember what he or she read.
- Gary, H. (n.d.). Vision problems of school-age children. Retrieved 26 December 2019, from https://www.allaboutvision.com/parents/schoolage.htm
- American Optometric Association. (n.d.). School-age Vision: 6 to 18 Years of Age. Retrieved 26 December 2019, from https://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/good-vision-throughout-life/childrens-vision/school-aged-vision-6-to-18-years-of-age
- Sarmilla. (2014, September 18). Primary eye care in school and preschool. Retrieved 26 December 2019, from http://www.myhealth.gov.my/en/primary-eye-care-in-school-and-preschool/