Protect Your Child's Eyes This Spring!

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Spring is in the air! And so is pollen, dust, mold spores and stronger solar radiation that can jeopardize your child’s eye health. Here are 3 ways to protect your children’s eyes this season. 

  1. Care for their eyes outdoors. Budding flowers, grass and other plants contain high pollen counts. This is a major cause of springtime allergies that can make your child’s nose run and eyes itch. Talk with one of our optometrists at Woodlands Eye Associates about options to help soothe their dry, irritated eyes. And always remember, children need sunglasses too. To ensure a lifetime of optimal vision, protect your child’s eyes from harmful UV rays with a pair of stylish sunglasses. Have them help choose a style that is right for them and encourage use for those precious peeps!
  2. Don’t let your child rub their eyes!While it may seem harmless, rubbing your eyes can actually does more harm than good. If there is something in their eye, rubbing can cause the object to scratch or damage their eyes. Itchy eyes? Rubbing itchy eyes can spread any bacteria or infection into the other eye and to others around. It also increases fluid and swelling often associated with allergies. Always remind your children to wash their hands. Clean hands prevent unwanted eye problems. 
  3. Schedule a comprehensive exam annually. When it comes to keeping children healthy and ensuring proper childhood development, annual visits to their optometrist is important. Bringing your child to Woodlands Eye Associates for annual exams will help detect any changes in their vision and prevent small problems turning into larger ones. Our expert doctors can prescribe medications to relieve seasonal allergies. Healthy vision is essential to a child’s safety. It is also very important for them to achieve their full academic potential as well as safely play sports and other activities. 

We know that there are many options when looking for your child’s optometrist. That is why we are committed to going above and beyond services for our patients big and small. Make an appointment at either of our two convenient locations in The Woodlands. Our Panther Creek office is located in the Panther Creek Shopping Center at 4775 W. Panther Creek Dr., Ste. 230 or call 281.367.5335. Our Medical Plaza office is located at 1001 Medical Plaza Dr., Ste 100 or call 281.367.2020. You can also request an appointment by visiting https://woodlandseye.com. We hope to see you soon!

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