Children's Vision Problems and Child Eye Care Tips

As children grow, their eyes change quickly. Many problems and eye diseases can be treated, especially when they are found early.

Eyes, a very important, delicate, and sensitive part of our body. From waking up in the morning to going to sleep at night, they work continuously and without getting tired. Without eyes, there are no colors in life.

Child Eye Care Tips by Eye Specialist in Ahmedabad
Child Eye Care Tips by Eye Specialist in Ahmedabad

That is why it is very important that the parents of children from newborn to adolescent age should not be careless about the health of their eyes.

So know what are the common problems related to eyes in children and what measures can be taken to keep the eyes healthy.

Baby Eye Care Tips

Children are mindless, so it is very important to make them understand the importance of eyes and the things related to their safety. To keep the eyes of children healthy, it is very important to take care of some things.

Newborn Baby Eye Care Tips

After the birth of the child, before being discharged from the hospital, his eyes should be examined by an ophthalmologist. If there is any congenital problem then it can be caught.

Any kind of problem in the eyes of a newborn baby like swollen eyelids, watery eyes, clogging of tear ducts, etc. can be cured only by treatment with medicines at the right time.

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Underweight and premature babies get their eyes checked regularly.

Newborn babies must be given vitamin A supplements; Its deficiency can cause night blindness in the child.

Little Kids  Eye Care Tips

If for some reason you are not able to get the newborn baby's eyes checked, then get the child checked before sending the child to school.

If the child has weak eyesight, then wear the correct number of glasses, otherwise, the eyes become permanently weak.

It is very important that special care should be taken in the eyes of children in childhood. If the eyes of the children are weak then their learning ability and personality will be negatively affected.

Teens Eye Care Tips

Nowadays, there is a lot of pressure on the children of adolescent age to study, secondly, due to the increasing trend of gadgets, 'digital stress' on their eyes is increasing a lot.

In such a situation, it is very important that parents motivate them to take care of their eyes. Explain to them how important it is to eat nutritious food, get enough rest and use limited gadgets to keep the eyes healthy and maintain vision with increasing age.

Common Eye Problems in Children

There are many types of problems related to eyes in children, but some problems are very common, which are easily treatable.

Nearsightedness (Myopia)

In myopia, the cornea and lens are unable to focus properly on the retina. Such children have clear near vision, but they see distant objects blurry.

This problem occurs when the pupil of the eye becomes slightly enlarged or the lens becomes too thick, causing the image to form in front of the retina instead of on it.

This problem can be corrected by wearing glasses of minus number.

Farsightedness (Hypermetropia)

Children suffering from farsightedness can see far away clearly, but they cannot get a clear focus on nearby objects. It occurs when the pupil of the eye becomes too small or the lens becomes too dilated, causing the image to form behind the retina. By the way, this problem is very less in small children, in this you have to wear plus number of glasses.

Amblyopia

Amblyopia is also known as 'Lazy Eye'. It is a vision development disorder in which the normal ability to see is not developed in the eyes. Vision is not normal even when glasses or contact lenses are used. Amblyopia begins in newborns or in very young children. In most children, this problem occurs in one eye. Its treatment should be done before the age of eight, otherwise, permanent damage to the child's eyes can occur.

Strabismus

Strabismus is an eye problem in which the eye is not aligned properly when looking at an object. If it is detected in time, it can be corrected with surgery or specially designed glasses.

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Leukocoria (White Pupil)

The pupils of many newborn babies appear white. This is because some children are prone to congenital cataracts. In cataracts, the natural lens of the eye becomes cloudy. Leukocoria does not require immediate surgery, but with timely surgery, permanent damage to the eye can be avoided.

Eye cancer can also be a cause of white pupils, but its cases are rarely seen. This cancer is called retinoblastoma because it develops in the retina.

Don't Ignore These Signs

Children are small, their understanding is not developed till that age, so it is the duty of parents to take care of their children. If any of the following symptoms are observed in children, consult an ophthalmologist immediately.

  • If your child is looking at the eyes by pinching or squinting.
  • Rubbing your eyes vigorously and frequently.
  • Closes one eye or tilts head to one side while reading or watching TV.
  • Watching TV, computer or mobile screen very closely.
  • Read books by bringing them very close to your eyes.
  • There is a pain in the eyes and head for several consecutive days.
  • Have trouble blinking frequently or more than usual.

Protective measures

  • Keep children away from sharp and hard objects or toys.
  • Do not let them play in dust, mud, and strong sunlight.
  • Do not apply kajal or antimony to children at all; They contain carbon particles that can scratch the cornea and conjunctiva.
  • Inculcate the habit of handwashing in children from a young age; Rubbing or scratching the eyes with dirty hands can lead to allergies or infections.

Important Tips to Keep Eyes Healthy and Normal

It is very important to keep a few things in mind to keep the eyes of children healthy and normal:
  • Do not allow children to overuse gadgets. Children's eyes are delicate, staring at a screen for a long time can permanently damage their eyes.
  • Make the habit of eating balanced and nutritious food, so that their eyes can develop properly.
  • Encourage children to drink 6-8 glasses of water daily, water retains moisture and freshness in the eyes.
  • Let the children get enough sleep, set a time for them to go to bed and wake up.
  • Do not allow children to study lying down or lying down, always ask them to use a table chair.
  • The focusing power of the eyes is limited; Therefore, let the children take a break of five minutes after every half an hour.
  • Do not let them study in artificial light till late at night.
  • Ask to keep the books at least one foot apart while reading.
  • Don't always keep children confined at home, let them spend time in natural light.
  • Get your eyes checked regularly, if there is any problem do not delay in getting treatment.

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