If your child has vision problems, make sure he has professional attention and regular checkups.
- A child who is farsighted or has astigmatism may need to wear glasses for only two or three years before his eyesight develops normally. Farsighted children should have six-monthly checkups to see if their prescription for glasses needs changing
- The earlier children start wearing glasses, the more likely they are to accept them. At first a child may take them off and play with them, but he’ll soon show a preference for seeing the world clearly
- A child with vision problems needs stimulation by touch, noise, and smell, so choose toys that have interesting textures and make different noises. Puzzles are particularly important; those with large, colorful pieces are best
Brightly colored toys
Your child needs visual stimulation even if he has vision problems, so toys with a variety of shapes and colors are important.