Tag: children’s health

Develop Your Infant’s Hand-Eye Coordination

Between the age of one and four months, babies start to gain control over their movements. This begins with reaching, grabbing, and pointing and later progresses to major developments like crawling and walking. Actively practicing motor skills with your baby will improve hand-eye coordination and build strength, explains Parents. Here are a few methods to…

Delicious, Healthy Eye Snacks for the Lunchbox

You can take steps to promote your kids’ eye health every day by making a few simple changes to your children’s diet. Simply eating foods high in lutein, vitamin C, vitamin E, omega-3s, and zinc can protect the eyes from vision-threatening diseases. These minerals are present in all sorts of fruits and grains and can…

Healthy, Delicious Foods to Cook on the Grill that Support Eye Health

An outdoor grill with family and friends is one of the joys of summer. This year, instead of preparing old classics, cook up some dishes that promote good eye health. Here are a few of our favorites. [caption id="attachment_9095" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Pixabay[/caption] Grilled Foods Great for Eyes Grilled Orange Peppers Of all the peppers,…

Incorporate Omega-3 Fatty Acids Into the Family Diet

As May is Healthy Vision Month, we thought it would be the ideal opportunity to share with you some tips to maintain good vision for your whole life. One simple way you can start is to make a few changes to your diet and incorporating more eye health-preserving omega-3 fatty acids into your meals. Omega-3 Fatty…

Helpful Tips for Introducing Baby to the Beach

[caption id="attachment_9034" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Real Kids[/caption] If you are planning to take your baby to the beach for the first time this summer, make sure that you create a memorable and enjoyable experience by planning the trip in advance. These tips from Baby Center consist of everything you need to know about introducing your…

Tips for Curbing Unhealthy Habits with Kids

With May being Healthy Vision Month, its the perfect time to work with your kids to break unhealthy habits that could affect their eyes now and in the future. Plus, curbing bad habits early makes it easier for kids to stay healthy into adolescence and adulthood. [caption id="attachment_9032" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: ©iStock.com/Milenko Bokan[/caption] Unhealthy Habits…

Healthy Beach Snacks Great for the Eyes

[caption id="attachment_8930" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Pixabay[/caption] A trip to the beach is incomplete without a picnic. Pack lunch or a few snacks that your kids will enjoy and are healthy for the eyes by including some of these ideas. Healthy Snacks for the Beach Carrot Chips If your kids are less than keen to eat…

Protecting Kids from Heat Exhaustion This Summer

[caption id="attachment_8932" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Pixabay[/caption] Heat exhaustion is the dangerous result of spending too many hours in high temperatures, especially if the weather is humid or if your child is playing sports or taking part in a physically-demanding activity. Left untreated, heat exhaustion can turn into heat stroke, a medical emergency. The best way…

Be Safe Around Water but Still Have Fun

[caption id="attachment_8926" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Pixabay[/caption] There is no better way to cool off during the summer than to swim or play in water. Unfortunately, water can be dangerous — it is the top cause of injury-related deaths in children between the ages of 1 and 4, reports Safe Kids Worldwide. Whether you are at…

Understanding Amblyopia or Lazy Eye in Kids

[caption id="attachment_8946" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: ©iStock.com/zilli[/caption] You have probably heard of amblyopia by the name of lazy eye. This condition begins in infancy or early childhood and affects around 2 to 3 percent of the population, according to All About Vision. Usually present in just one eye but sometimes affecting both, amblyopia means that your…

Protect Kids from Conjunctivitis this Summer

Commonly known as pink eye, conjunctivitis is a minor inflammation of the eye that may look severe but is rarely serious. Conjunctivitis can be caused by a bacteria or virus (infectious) or an allergen or irritant (noninfectious). In both cases, the condition affects the tissue covering the eye and the inner eyelid.  [caption id="attachment_8944" align="alignright"…

Recommended SPF & Sunscreen Advice for Parents of Babies

[caption id="attachment_8924" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Real Kids[/caption] Parents know that the sun can be damaging to their babies’ skin and eyes, and they try to keep infants out of direct sunlight whenever possible. However, as kids learn to crawl and walk, they may wander out of the shade, making it necessary to take extra precautions…

Teaching Kids & Young Adults Healthy Living Habits

[caption id="attachment_8917" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Pixabay[/caption] Kids are very impressionable and often learn habits that they will retain for the rest of their life at a young age. By encouraging kids to take responsibility for their health, you can ensure that they will live a healthy lifestyle as adults. The following are a few ideas…

3 Tips to Relieve Digital Eye Strain with Kids

[caption id="attachment_8915" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: © istock.com/lagransabana[/caption] School, homework, and leisure activities sometimes mean spending extended time in front of screens is unavoidable for kids. Unfortunately, this can lead to an unpleasant condition known as digital eye strain, which has symptoms ranging from fatigue and a difficulty concentrating to red and twitching eyes. These tips…

What Happens During a Baby’s First Eye Exam?

[caption id="attachment_8831" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Flickr[/caption] If you are a first time parent, you may feel a bit confused when you hear that babies need their first eye exam at 6 months. As you know from your own experience, you need to be able to speak to tell your optometrist what you are able to…

Spring Allergies? Tips for Alleviating Dry, Itchy Eyes

[caption id="attachment_8827" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Pixabay[/caption] For allergy sufferers, spring is far from a season of warmth and renewal. As flowers bloom, pollen fills the air, leading to red, itchy, and puffy eyes for 20 percent of the population. Although they pose no threat to vision, eye allergies are a nuisance and very uncomfortable. Luckily,…

Ophthalmologist, Optometrist, & Optician: What’s the Difference?

[caption id="attachment_8815" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Pixabay[/caption] To take your child for a comprehensive eye exam, you will need to visit an eye doctor. However, vision specialists can be ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians — and it is important to know who is the most appropriate choice to receive the right type of care, as KidsHealth explains.…

Health Foods that Boost Eye Health

[caption id="attachment_8732" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Wikimedia[/caption] You probably know that eating healthily reduces the risk of certain conditions, like heart disease, helps you maintain an optimal weight, and improves your energy levels. What you may not know, however, is that a balanced diet also benefits your eyes and can even prevent diseases that threaten your…

Enjoy the Outdoors with Year-Round Skin Protection

[caption id="attachment_8689" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: stockimages via Freedigitalphotos.net[/caption] Even if you never forget to use sunscreen during the summer, the rest of the year, when sunlight is not nearly as intense, may seem like less of a concern. However, you and your family need protection from the sun every day of the year as exposure can lead…

Children’s Eye Health Benefit Enacted for Healthy Vision for Kids

[caption id="attachment_8574" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Stuart Miles via Freedigitalphotos.net[/caption] Adapting to new health care laws and keeping up with the changes to these laws has not been easy, so today we're offering a little help with an important reminder of the important benefits that parents can take advantage of through the Affordable Care Act.  Parents, did you…