Children’s Eye Health

Want to know more about keeping your children’s eyesight safe? Even if they don’t suffer from vision impairment now, your children can still develop common vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The articles here discuss naturally maintaining healthy eyesight and preventing vision problems before it’s too late.

How Your Child’s Smartphone Could Be Harming Their Eyes

It isn’t uncommon to see kids with smartphones these days. Why shouldn’t they have them? They can be exceptional learning tools, help your children keep in contact with friends and family, be used for emergencies, and can be used to capture some truly great moments. For all the good that smartphones do, there is a […]

Is Your Kid’s Diet Good Enough?

Is Your Kid’s Diet Good Enough?

Whether you’re an experienced parent, doing it for the first time or have a very short babysitting resume, there’s one thing everyone can agree on. Kids can be picky eaters which in turn can be a real pain in the butt for those feeding them. We all know that kids can’t be put in charge […]

Common Eye Problems in Pre-schoolers: Part 2

Common Eye Problems in Pre-schoolers: Part 2

Welcome to part two of our mini-series on common eye problems in pre-schoolers. If you recall we published part one in December. In part one, we outlined three of the most common eye conditions your pre-school may be subject to developing: amblyopia (lazy eye), hyperopia (farsightedness) and myopia (nearsightedness). This month, we’re back with three more […]

Give Your Kids a Better Life with Better Vision

Give Your Kids a Better Life with Better Vision

The one thing every parent wants for their child is a happy life. If you could, you would shield your child from bullies, sickness, scrapes and booboos. Unfortunately, there are some things parents just can’t control, like your child’s first crush breaking their heart. It’s a part of life that happens to everyone but that […]

Common Eye Problems in Pre-schoolers and Warning Signs: Part 1

Common Eye Problems in Pre-schoolers and Warning Signs: Part 1

Being a toddler is an exciting time. Kids spend their days discovering the world by reading (or rather looking at pictures while you read to them), playing games, jumping, running, crawling and rolling around. You want your pre-schooler to enjoy the time they have before it’s time to begin their school journey. But before your […]

Will Vision Therapy Benefit Your Child?

Will Vision Therapy Benefit Your Child?

No one can deny the importance of sight. More importantly, no one can deny the importance of healthy eye development in children. When something goes wrong, kids can have a tough time in school, sports, or any other activity that requires sight. Vision therapy may be a good option when it comes to children with […]

Parents Need to Remind Kids to Take a Digital Break

Parents Need to Remind Kids to Take a Digital Break

Seldom do we go a day without using a digital screen. Be it being at work on a computer all day, or reading off a tablet, or tending to your smartphone apps, these screens can be harmful to our eyes, especially children’s eyes. Younger and younger, kids are being exposed to digital screens without knowing the […]

Vision Protection Tips for Young Eyes

Vision Protection Tips for Young Eyes Image

As we age, plenty of us find ourselves wishing for the clearer vision we had as children. After all, an awful lot of the conditions we like to talk about on RYV – cataracts, presbyopia, macular degeneration – are all associated with older bodies rather than youthful ones. But younger eyes are anything but indestructible. […]

Get Kids Outdoors for Healthier Eyes

Get Kids Outdoors for Healthier Eyes

Every year, several more-or-less reputable societies get together and select a word of the year. The nominees are usually more trendy than anything else, and reading through a list of them is a little like picking the most viral (and sometimes most annoying) elements out of each year, with winners including “truthiness”, “unfriend”, and “w00t”. […]

How to Care for Your Child’s Eyes Without Breaking the Bank

How to Care for Your Child's Eyes Without Breaking the Bank

Childhood is a crucial period for visual health. Younger eyes take some time to fully mature – babies lack distance vision, tracking, and even color vision at birth, and develop these abilities over the first few months of life. Even after infancy, vision still doesn’t reach full maturity until well into childhood, with some skills, […]

What Your Child’s Eye Exam Should Evaluate

What Your Child’s Eye Exam Should Evaluate

Children’s eye health can change pretty quickly, which is why it’s so important that they receive regular eye exams. There are many children who do not receive regular eye exams that have undetected vision problems. Those vision problems can lead to learning problems, attention problems, and even behavioral problems. It isn’t unusual for children to […]

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