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The UK’s press are on standby this week as Royal Baby fever reaches its peak. The Duchess of Cambridge is expected to give birth this weekend at St. Mary’s Hospital in London.
With the country’s most anticipated arrival imminent, we take time to think about Kate and fellow expectant mothers on their journey through pregnancy and the affects it can have on their eye sight.
When you have children, their health becomes one of the most important things that you have to consider. Whether it’s their diet or their general health, everything you do as a parent is to the benefit of your children.
Before launching into a discussion about helping your child choose glasses, it is important to draw attention to the critical step that precedes the prescription filling – the eye test.
Unlike adults, children may not be aware of the fact that their vision is imperfect, or may not be able to articulate it properly. This inability to see clearly could manifest itself as behavioural problems at school, or in other ways that may not seem obviously connected to eyesight. As a result, it is important that children go for regular eye tests, even if their vision has been perfect in the past and they have no current complaints.
Regular eye exams are often perceived as unnecessary unless something is obviously awry, but such a notion overlooks the wide range of benefits that such exams can provide.
Children are often not able to verbalise or are unaware of the fact that their vision is not as clear as it should and could be. Oftentimes, poor vision can manifest itself as behavioural problems and poor performance in a school setting, when the solution is simply a pair of spectacles. Unfortunately, many children’s vision problems go undetected for years.