Most children are born with healthy eyesight, however with the increase in the use of gadgets, screentime and changing lifestyles, children are subjected to greater risks. Taking care of your children’s eyes depends on a lot of factors but it is necessary that you take proactive measures to take care of their eyes. So, here are the basic eye care tips necessary for your kids.
First and foremost, a healthy diet consisting of vegetables like spinach, carrots, beetroot, and yellow fruits like mango, banana, pineapple, papaya that are rich in carotene ought to be included in your child’s diet. Some essential nutrients for eye health include the following Carotene (found in sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkins and spinach), Vitamin C (found in citrus fruits, tomatoes and peas), Vitamin E (found in nuts like almonds and peanuts, and soybean).
Avoid long hours in front of a screen
Restrict the time your child spends in front of the television and other digital media devices, and encourage half hourly breaks at the very least, while they are watching.
Regular check-ups with the ophthalmologist
Any problem that is detected at an early age can be resolved easily with annual examination of the eye by a good Ophthalmologist.
Avoid unsafe toys
Always keep an eye out when your kids are playing with toys that are sharp or have jagged-frames. Such toys are quite dangerous and can prove very harmful to them.