How to protect my kid’s vision?
The top 3 things to do is to:
- Provide nutritious meals that are packed with antioxidants and micro-nutrients like vitamin C, E, Zinc, Omega 3 and lutein, which are in fruits, vegetables, nuts and fish.
- Prevent your child from any impact to the eye. You can do so by providing protective eyewear when playing sports, etc. Please check out the different types of eyewear here.
- Provide vision correction to prevent kid’s vision from getting worse and proper UV coated lenses to protect your children’s eyes from the sun’s rays. We recommend regular eye examination. Children under 18 years old is covered by BC MSP and have free annual examinations.
Children should have their first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months of age. They then should have their eyes examined exams at age 3 and just before they enter the first grade at about age 5 or 6. For further details check out our children’s comprehensive eye exam page.