| Q. What does a child eye examination comprise of?
A. A careful examination of your child’s health comprises of:
- Personal and family history recorded by an optometrist
- A thorough examination considering the age of your child and the visionary capabilities.
- Comparison of your child’s vision on development and growth.
- Attention to detection of squints and ‘lazy eyes’
- Checking of balance of eye muscles to ensure proper co-ordination of eyes.
- Additional tests if required, such as colour vision and 3D vision.
Q. What are preferred eyeglass choices recommended for my child, whom I fear might break the regular glasses?
A. Eyeglasses of children go through a lot of ‘wear and tear’. Some simple steps can contribute to longevity of your child’s eyeglasses, like:
- Demonstrate to your child to take the glasses off by two hands without bending them out of shape.
- To prevent scratches on your eyeglass, never keep the glass ‘lens down’
- Always keep glasses in a case when they are not worn.
- Clean glasses daily for a clearer vision.