Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Make an Appointment with Glenn K. Davis, II, MD Before School Starts

August isn’t just about back-to-school shopping or the last days of summer, it’s also Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. This is the perfect time to schedule a comprehensive eye exam appointment for the kids. Contact Glenn K. Davis, II, MD to schedule an appointment before the kids head off to school.


Start Eye Exams at Three Years Old

You should start having your children’s eyes examined during well-child visits at three years old. Your child’s eye doctor can help detect several refractive problems such as:

  • Nearsightedness
  • Farsightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Strabismus (crossed eyes)
  • Ptosis (drooping of the eyelid)
  • Color deficiency (color blindness)


Be Aware of Early Warning Signs

It is important to be aware of early warning signs of vision problems in your child. Some common signs parents should look out for include:

  • Uneven Focus
  • Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
  • Strabismus (Crossed Eyes)
  • Consistent Red Eyes
  • Closes Eyes Often
  • Family History of Childhood Vision Problems
  • Disinterest In Reading or Viewing Distant Objects
  • Squinting or Turning the Head While Watching Television


Make Sure Your Child Wears Proper Protective Eyewear

Eye safety is an important part of your child’s eye health. Each year, thousands of kids suffer from an eye injury. Eye injuries are the leading cause of vision loss in children. Taking proper precautions such as wearing protective eyewear can prevent about 90 percent of those injuries. Accidents do happen. So if your child does experience an eye injury, make sure they do not rub, or touch their eye. You should seek medical attention.


For excellence in eyecare, schedule your appointment with Glenn K. Davis, II, MD, today. Call our offices in Pulaski at (540)980-1965, or Galax at (276)236-8307. Stay in touch by liking us on Facebook for updates on eye health and more on children’s eye health and safety month.