In the world, many children are suffering from vision problems. This is quite convincing that the eyes need proper care not only at old ages, but also young days more importantly. The most common eye refractive errors in children and youngsters are nearsightedness and farsightedness. Since most children are not serious or can not be aware of these vision problems, the responsibility of detecting them lies in parents.
In fact, there are many examples that may indicate there is an underlying vision problem in a child. For instance, some children may squint in front of the television or while doing homework. In other instances, a child may call the bird in a tree a monkey or read out “craps” when the word spells “scraps”. All these are obvious signs of potential vision problems including myopia or hyperopia. Discovering such signs in their children, it is the time for parents to take them to an eye doctor.
Currently, the most widely used solution to children’s vision problems is eyeglasses. Contact lenses and laser eye surgery are considered as unsuitable for young children due to different reasons. It is up to the eye doctor in diagnosing specific vision problem. But the selection of an appropriate pair of corrective eyeglasses depends on the coordination of the kid, his or her parents as well as the eye doctor. In most cases, parents should play the most decisive role.
In general, a right pair of corrective eyeglasses should provide a precise power, which is always ensured by the eye doctor. Efforts that can be done by parents fall mainly into the selection of proper frames and lenses. A key point is that eyeglasses as a whole for a kid should never be too heavy. Otherwise, the kid will be forced to experience excessive burden on the nose. As a result, light frames are usually favored. When it comes to lens type, polycarbonate lenses are the first choice for children. They feature shatter resistance, natural UV protection, lightness and so forth.