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Changing my eye colour

I have to wear contact lenses or I can't see a thing. I spent a lot of time making sure the contact lenses were hard to detect, but recently I've started getting some tinted contact lenses. It's actually really cool that I can make subtle shifts in my eye colour. It's funny when I see that people can tell there is something a bit funny or different with my appearance and they can't always tell what has changed. My optometrist is great about showing me new products and ideas that come out that might suit my prescription because he knows I'm always up for new things.



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Signs that Your Child Needs to See an Optometrist

by Evan Duncan

Taking good care of your child's eyes is critical to their overall health. It involves taking your baby to a pediatric optometrist to identify eye problems early. It also allows your child's eyes to develop properly while they are still young. However, some parents do not know when it is time to take their kids to an optometrist. This article highlights specific instances in a child's life when visiting an optometrist is advised.

School Life -- Your child's school life can paint a clear picture of their eyes' health. It is because every school activity requires eye engagement and coordination. As such, parents must look for or enquire about telltale signs of potential eye problems. For instance, if your child keeps complaining that they cannot see a whiteboard clearly and have to copy their desk mate's notes, it might be time to see an optometrist. Additionally, you should take your kid for eye check-up if they hold a book close to their eyes when reading. While poor handwriting might seem unrelated to eye problems, you should not ignore anything. It is better to rule out any issue by going to an optometrist rather than let your child grow with eyesight challenges.

Playground Activities -- Stumbling, falling, and tripping are expected at a playground, and a child will typically stand up, dust themselves, and continue playing. Therefore, it is not strange why most parents are not worried if their kid keeps falling or tripping when playing. However, parents should pay more attention to their children during playtime. The reason is that constant stumbling or bumping into other children or playground equipment might signal eye problems. Therefore, watch your kid's movement when they try to grab play equipment, which can tell you a lot about their eye-hand coordination. The sooner your child's eyes are checked, the better.

Home Activities -- It is easy to notice if your child has eye problems when they are active. However, you will struggle to see any anomalies if your child is always sitting on a couch. Therefore, parents must remain keen even when their child is inactive because the kid might still exhibit signs of eye problems. For example, a child that deliberately and continually tilts their head to one side needs to see an optometrist. You should also see an eye specialist if your baby keeps squinting or presents watery eyes when watching television or reading.

If you have further questions, be sure to get in contact with your local children's optometrist.