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How to Protect Your Child’s Vision

Maintaining your child’s vision isn’t just about their diet—it’s also about preventing injuries. Accidents and untreated eye disorders are leading causes of child blindness. Learn how to protect your child’s eyesight and keep their vision clear and healthy.

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Protect Your Child’s Vision: More Than Just Carrots!

Regular Eye Exams: The Key to Healthy Vision

Regular visits to the eye doctor are crucial for monitoring your child’s eye health. Doctors can perform specialized tests to check the health of the eyeball beyond what’s visible. Children’s eyes change rapidly, so regular exams are essential to catch any issues early.

Glasses and Contact Lenses: Ensuring Clear Vision

If your child wears glasses, regular visits are even more critical to update their prescription. Consider contact lenses, but consult with your doctor first.

Childproofing Your Home for Eye Safety

Many household items can pose risks to your child’s eyes. Get down to their level and look for sharp corners on furniture. Use non-slip pads under rugs to prevent falls. Secure stairs with gates and ensure the railing is sturdy. Keep harmful chemicals and sharp objects out of reach.

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Toy Safety: Preventing Eye Injuries

Regularly check your child’s toy box for broken or inappropriate toys. Avoid toys that shoot projectiles until your child is old enough and properly trained. Teach your child not to carry sharp objects while walking to prevent accidents.

Protecting your child’s vision is a multifaceted task that involves diet, regular check-ups, and a safe environment. By taking these steps, you can help ensure that your child enjoys clear and healthy vision for years to come.

About Julee: Julee Morrison is an experienced author with 35 years of expertise in parenting and recipes. She is the author of four cookbooks: The Instant Pot College Cookbook, The How-To Cookbook for Teens, The Complete Cookbook for Teens, and The Complete College Cookbook. Julee is passionate about baking, crystals, reading, and family. Her writing has appeared in The LA Times (Bon Jovi Obsession Goes Global), Disney's Family Fun Magazine (August 2010, July 2009, September 2008), and My Family Gave Up Television (page 92, Disney Family Fun August 2010). Her great ideas have been featured in Disney's Family Fun (Page 80, September 2008) and the Write for Charity book From the Heart (May 2010). Julee's work has also been published in Weight Watchers Magazine, All You Magazine (Jan. 2011, February 2011, June 2013), Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine (Oct. 2011), Red River Family Magazine (Jan. 2011),, and more. Notably, her article "My Toddler Stood on Elvis' Grave and Scaled Over Boulders to Get to a Dinosaur" made AP News, and "The Sly Way I Cured My Child's Lying Habit" was featured on PopSugar. When she's not writing, Julee enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new baking recipes.
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