Children's social, emotional, and linguistic development largely hinges on their eye health.

Although other senses are important, the eyes allow for processing facial expressions, reading emotions, and language acquisition. To keep your child's vision healthy and prevent any problems from affecting their growth or school performance, professional regular eye check-ups are a must.
Children's Vision

Most children should have their first eye exam at 6 months old

Children are generally unaware of what ‘normal vision’ looks like. Therefore, having their eyes checked by an optometrist prior to starting school might stop any developmental issues from happening. By taking your child for regular eye tests even when they don’t have any symptoms, you can detect problems early on.

What to look for

Symptoms of children experiencing visual problems can include:

  • Your child tilting their head when they look at an item
  • Red and watery eyes
  • Eye rubbing
  • Frequent blinking
  • Squinting
  • Headaches
  • Blurry or double vision
  • Slow academic development
  • Difficulty reading

Help your child protect their vision with regular eye examinations at Coady Davenport Optical.

Some ways parents can
encourage healthy eyes at home

  • Regular Examinations

    Schedule regular eye exams for your child starting at 6 months old.

  • Healthy Diet

    Encourage your child to eat a nutritious diet that includes leafy greens, fruits, and omega-3 fatty acids, which are all important for eye health.

  • Good Hygiene

    Help your child develop good hygiene habits, such as not rubbing their eyes and properly cleaning their contact lenses or glasses.

  • Limit Screen Time

    Limit your child's screen time, and make sure they take breaks every 20 minutes or so to avoid eye strain.

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At Coady Davenport Optical, we pride ourselves on being independent eyecare specialists. This allows us to offer our clients unique frames that cannot be found anywhere else. In addition, we provide personalised service to each and every one of our clients. Book an eye test with us today and see the difference!