Showing Your Kids The Way Through Sight Issues

None of us like to see our kids suffer. We do our best to keep them safe at all times. Sometimes, though, they face health issues or difficult situations. When that happens, all you can do is outline their options, and trust that they make the right ones.

Here, we’re going to look at the decisions your child will face if they’re struggling with their vision. Because, when else are they going to need you, so literally, to show them the way?

Kids suffer from site issues for a variety of reasons. Around 4.8 million children under the age of ten wear glasses. But, during those young years, appearance is everything. It makes sense, then, that they may not be keen to jump to the most obvious solution. Instead of pressuring them to do what you would like, it’s down to you to educate your kids about their options. To give you some idea of what those options are, we’re going to take a brief look at each.

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Glasses

While glasses are becoming more fashionable, there are still stigmas attached. In the classroom, those who wear glasses are often excluded. Any difference is fair game when it comes to children.

When presenting this option to your child, make sure they know what designs are available. There are some amazing designs out there for kids. Taking time over fitting is often all it takes to find a pair which works. And, if you can, it’s worth doing. This is, by far, the least stressful option.

Contact Lenses

If your kid is against the idea of glasses, you could always try contact lenses. These will help their sight, but no one will be able to see them. In some ways, then, it’s a no-brainer. But, contact lenses come with some trials. For one, you need to know you can trust your child to remove them when they should. Failure to do this could cause an issue known as corneal neovascularization. You also need to know that they’re capable of putting contacts in. While the process is painless, it can take some getting used to, especially for youngsters.

Laser Eye Surgery

In extreme cases, laser eye surgery may come into question. Bear in mind, first, that this isn’t an option until your child is 18, or even 21, depending on their eyes. As such, you have plenty of time to discuss this. That also gives you plenty of time to find the best lasik provider you can. The more time you both spend preparing for this, the better.

Though surgery is never ideal, there are a few different reasons laser eye surgery might be a good option. For the most part, it’s the only solution to eye issues. Both glasses and contact lenses simply cover the problem. Open the discussion on this when your child is young, and return to it occasionally. If their heart is still set on it by the time they come of age, it may be the best choice.

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