Protecting your eyes is the most important thing you should do to make your living easy and of good quality, as eyes are the biggest blessing to us by God. I am a mother and have to be very conscious about mine, husband and kids health. Children these days are so obsessed with playing games on tablets, IPad, laptops etc. Playing outdoor games is out of trend and there is no concept of doing healthy activities in young generation. With the advancement of technology, I have to be more vigilant to take care of my kids, specially, taking care of their eyesight is among the first and foremost duty. I follow some useful and important tips to protect their eyesight and I am here to share some of them with you all as sharing is caring. Right? So, here we go:
• Eat Healthy
I make sure that I am giving a healthy and proper nutrition to my kids and family. Eating healthy will boost up your energy and also give you good eye health. Nutrients like omega 3, fatty acids, lutein, Vitamins A and C will helps you to fight against eye diseases. So, it is the primary responsibility of a mother to feed her children a healthy diet.
• Wear Glasses and Lenses
The right pair of shades will help to protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. If your eyesight is poor, try to wear glasses every time. If you are a fashion freak then you may get stylish glasses and frames if are supposed to wear glasses for a poor eyesight. I would advise every mother to browse online if they need to buy affordable contact lenses and a good variety of glasses.
Exercise is very good for health. This enhances your abilities and according to a study exercise like walking decreases the risk of poor eyesight. So, I ask my kids to walk daily for half an hour as it is beneficial for us very much.
A comprehensive eye exam, including widening your pupils, can determine your risk for major eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, which has no initial warning signs or indications. An eye exam also can make sure that your recommendation for eyeglasses or contact lenses is up to date. So, it is important to have a check-up once a year.
Being a mother it is not easy for us to deal everything at once. So, I usually set rules and regulations at home for my kids. I have set time table for their daily routine which includes sleeping, study, playing with phone or laptop etc. I also make sure that when they are using computer they are not staring it so close. Staring at a computer or phone screen for too long can cause: eyestrain, blurry vision, trouble focusing at a distance, dry eyes, headaches, neck, back, and shoulder pain.
Talk to your family members about their eye health history. It’s important to know if anyone has been diagnosed with a disease or condition since many are hereditary. This will help to determine if you are at higher risk for developing an eye disease or condition. So, I have started taking precautionary measures to minimize the risk of poor eyesight in my kids.
These are some tips that will help you to take care of your kid’s eyesight. You can ask your children to take care of their eyes themselves too by telling them these simple things.
- Take care to protect your eyes when you are playing, especially in sports.
- Turn on lights when it’s getting dark especially if you’re reading.
- Wear sunglasses and hats on bright days.
- Tell your parent if your eyes are sore.
- Tell your teacher if you can’t see clearly the blackboard/whiteboard or your book clearly.
- Tell your teacher if the text is not clear.
- Keep sunscreen away from your eyes – it really stings if it runs into your eyes.