Are My Children Too Young For Glasses?

If you’re concerned about the safety of your child, you may be trying different ways to protect them: Reducing screen time, cutting back on sugar, getting them to have increased physical activity, etc. There’s no stone you won’t leave unturned when it comes to your little ones. Do corrective lenses fall into the category of things you need to be mindful of when it comes to children? Can wearing glasses too early cause their vision to worsen as they age? If you’re wondering about glasses when it comes to children, even very young ones, keep reading to learn about children’s glasses!

How Young Is ‘Too Young’ For Glasses

The truth is: There is no age limit for prescription lenses! Even children as young as a few months can be recommended for eyewear. Even though doctors seem to find children’s eyes becoming nearsighted or farsighted between the ages of 6 to 12, there really is no age limit for needing glasses. Experts recommend having an eye screening before children begin school.

What Are Common Signs My Child Needs Glasses? 

If children need glasses before they can even talk, how can you tell you may wonder. Luckily, there are a few signs that parents can look for:

  • Babies Older Than 3 Months That Don’t Make Eye Contact
    • If a baby is having a difficult time making eye contact they may need glasses
  • Babies Who Don’t Follow Their Favorite Or Loved Object If You Move It
    • If a baby doesn’t follow say their pacifier when it is moved around this could indicate needing glasses
  • Children Squinting
    • Just like adults who may squint to see better, children may also squint
  • Children Who Tilt Their Heads To See Things

If You’re Wondering About Children’s Glasses, Schedule A Screening Now 

If you think your child is having trouble utilizing their eyes or having issues with their vision, it may be time to schedule a vision screening. These vision screenings are important not only to maintain the health of your child but can also be the first step in determining if your child is having visual issues due to their eyes or cognitive or neurological causes. To get comprehensive, compassionate, and experienced care make an appointment with the Wilkinson Eye Center! You keep an eye on your children all the time, let us lend a hand when it comes to their eyes! Give us a call at 248-334-4931.

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