7 Simple Eye Care Tips for Kids
Old airport road, Bengaluru Feb 9, 2017
Eyes are probably the most delicate part of the body. Since they are almost always exposed, many factors can have a negative effect on an individual’s eyesight. Kids in particular tend to be thoughtless about caring for their eyes and tend to face problems with their eyesight.
A balanced diet that includes more of green vegetables and fruits promotes healthy eyesight. Consumption of vegetables like carrots, spinach and beetroot is advisable to have healthy eyesight and to maintain overall eye health.
When it comes to eyesight, watching the computer screen for longer duration is as harmful as watching TV from a short distance. Hence, to keep a firm distance of three and half meters from the TV screen is recommended by most of the doctors. At the same time, watching TV in a dim lit room can significantly damage the eyesight in growing adolescents.
Video games are highly addictive and while playing smartphone based video games, phones are held very close to the eyes. Doing the same for longer duration can strain the eyes and negatively impact one’s vision. Playing videogames continuously may also cause headache and exhaustion.
Children with limited knowledge about safe keeping of their eyes end up rubbing them rapidly when felt uneasy. This action can spread germs and cause infections. Those who already have an eye infection must avoid rubbing as it can worsen the condition.
Avoid Using Kaajal
Use of kaajal is common among young kids, but its usage should be avoided as much as possible, as it may contain harmful substance, detrimental to healthy eyesight.
Stop the Use of Unsafe Toys
It is impossible to keep kids away from toys but some of them can be dangerous for your kid’s eyes. Parents should keep their kids under supervision and make sure that the kid is not playing with sharp and edgy toys. In some rare cases, kids may even assume piercing objects as toys and play with them. Parental presence is very important when it comes to ensuring safety of their child’s eyesight.
Educate the kids
The best way to keep kids away from all such risks is by educating them in a young age itself. Tell your kids about eye care and the importance of healthy eyesight. Educate them regarding both internal and external factors that have negative impacts on their eyes.
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