The modern child is constantly surrounded by modern technology – TV, computer, mobile phone, all sorts of gadgets, set-top boxes. One of the consequences of this lifestyle is early vision impairment.
We have selected several ways to prevent how to protect a child’s vision and what to look for.
Effective methods of prevention:
1. Strictly dose the time that the child spends near devices such as TV, computer, mobile phone. Allow your children to use these devices from a later age. In the meantime, let them play with ordinary toys.
2. When changing your child’s activities during the day, make sure that the TV, does not immediately go to the computer or to games with a cell phone. Let’s rest her eyes. During breaks, do her homework – let her help her mother and grandmother water the flowers and cook. Dad and Grandpa – clean the shoes of the whole family and knock out carpets on the street. The main thing is that the child’s eyes periodically switch from close to long distances.
3. Do not stop the child constantly if he wants to run and jump. Spend more and more time outdoors with her. Involve her in swimming, tennis, skiing – in all those sports that require handwork – so improves the blood supply to the upper extremities, and hence the eyes.
4. Sometimes a back and neck massage may be needed to improve blood flow. Don’t waste time and money on it!
5. Watch your child’s posture as he or she sits at the computer and TV. The back should be straight, body position comfortable. This will help avoid problems with the spine – scoliosis significantly affects vision. The chair and the height of the monitor should correspond to the child’s height – the screen at eye level.
6. The child’s diet should be balanced with a certain amount of necessary foods, and with the exception of harmful foods, which are added dyes, flavor enhancers, etc.
When to sound the alarm?
Did the child start behaving restlessly at the TV or computer screen, often scratching his eyes and constantly changing posture while watching? This is a signal that he has already “sat down” due to his time – it’s time to use parental authority and take it to another activity.
How to understand that the child’s vision is falling? Usually, children begin to squint, approach, or lean closer to the object. They also try to sit as close as possible to the TV or monitor. To avoid divination on coffee grounds, regularly check the child’s vision with an ophthalmologist!