Children’s Eyewear – tips and advice for the parents

Summer, sunglasses, sunny weather and lots of smiles with your children. Some useful tips and advice by KWIAT so you can make sure that you little ones are seeing the world as they should. KWIAT is reminding all parents that now is the right time for your

Summer is just around the corner and it is important to pay attention to the need of a pair of high quality children’s sunglasses. Every person’s body is developing until the age of 18-20 (average) and this includes his eyes. During this period one’s eyes are much more sensitive and susceptible to the harmful effects of the sun rays. It has been proved that children’s eye’s absorb around 75% of the sun’s UV rays compared to just 10% by adult’s eyes. This is why children need high quality sunglasses with good UV protection and polarization. All these are features of the models from the KWIAT Junior and KWIAT Comfort collections, which besides prescription frames feature sunglasses for both children and teenagers.Now is the right time of the year for the annual eye check with your ophthalmologist. Each child must have his first eye check before he/she turns 1 or at the age of 6 months to be more precise. If it is all good, than the child must have a second check between 3-5 years old. Parents should pay extra attention if there are any hereditary eye issues or deceases in the family. A parent should never postpone the eye check for the time when their children first go to school. Parents should always keep in mind that if their children have some eye problems they would probably not be aware of it. The earlier a problem is spotted the easier it will be for the doctors to fix it so the child does not fall behind in its development. Parents must always keep a good eye on their children and consult with a specialist if they spot something wrong in the behavior or health of their children. Here are some useful tips and advice and signs to look for:
are your children are reading from a very short distance;
are looking with their eyes half-closed;
are they twisting their heads when looking forward;
You can do a quick game-style, eye check by asking your child to close one eye and the other. Even when your children are always sitting on the first-row desks at school may be due the fact that they cannot see well and need some medical help. You should contact a doctor as soon as you spot one or more of the following in your children’s behavior:
Eye winking
Oozing from one both eyes
Hypersensitivity from light
Eyes are not looking in the same direction when observed from in front the face;
The child as constantly nodding their head;
The child is always rubbing their eyes
Often twisting their eyes;
Eye lids are dropped down;
Have goggle eyes;
One pupil is bigger or smaller than the other;
The baby is not having an eye contact when he/she is 3 months old;
The baby is not focusing and following objects when he/she is 3 months;
The baby is covering or closing on of his/her eyes;
One of the eyes is, constantly or from time to time, spinning up and down, left to right;
Secretion from the eye or crust on the eye lashes;
Unusual look of the eyes (vague look);
The child is often complaining from headache or eyes tiredness;