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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Childrens Eye Care Month

We all know that the sun can damage our eye sight. Was you aware that children's eyes are still developing and are more vulnerable because the lenses on their eyes are thinner. The developing eye has a thinner lens with more UV rays hit the retinas and allow more UV rays to damage children's eyes. There are some precautionary measures that we can follow to ensure we protect our children's eyes. Adults would be wise to follow the same precautionary steps to protect their eyes as well.

Sunglasses often help make a fashion statement but truly they have an important job as well. A good pair of sunglasses is important to eye health. Polarized lenses are considered tops in sunglasses line. Polarized lenses reduce glare and provide an optimal visual experience, limiting the amount of strain your eyes go through. Polarized lenses often offer 100% UV protection. This type of protection limits the amount of UV rays that enter your eyes reducing the risk of sun damage to your eyes. Another feature in sunglasses to be considered is comfort. Children like comfort as much as adult do so ensure sunglasses fit

A visit to the eye doctor is something that should be done at least one time a year. The eye doctor can easily detect, diagnose and treat any serious deterioration to your eyes. One thing that the eye doctor can not fix is any long term sun damage to eyes as this is one thing that can not be reversed. Prolonged sun damage lead to cataracts, macular degeneration and more. The eye doctor can help to slow the disorder or disease and relieve some symptoms but they can not stop the disorder.

The sun is only part of the problem. As parents there are more things that we can do to help our children protect their eye sight. A few of these are

Watch how many games they play If at all possible send them outside to play and participate in physical activity. No video games means less strain on eyes. Playing outside offers a healthy blood flow and lots of oxygen supply to cell of eyes.

Ensure that your child does not get dehydrated. Make sure your child has consumed liquids and water in sufficient amount during the day. Hydration helps protect eyes from dryness, lack of tears or inactive tear glands. Children will often not complain about these problems. Dryness in eyes is serious and can harm lens and ocular surface to deteriorate vision in long run. Sufficient fluid and water intake is needed to protect our child's eyes and vision.

It may sound funny but eyes need to stay clean. Eyes should be washed at least twice a day. Normally once in morning and at bedtime. Cotton balls are good for wiping eye lids and make them free of dust particles and debris that build up during the day.

It is true that carrots in raw form or in juice form , leafy veggies in cooked or raw form, eggs, fish, milk , apples, berries, almonds, walnuts, and whole grains should be part of children's diet. Good diet of food such as these offer protection as well as can help correct defects and disorders. Nutritious diet helps supply vitamins and minerals and can help battle weak eyesight.

Eyes are needed in every day life to do our best. Please have yours and your child's eyes evaluated.

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1 comment:

  1. Interesting post!! Thanks for sharing!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!


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