Are you worried that your child’s eyesight could get worse by spending hours in front of a mobile phone screen, video game or tablet computer?
Taking them outdoors for only two hours a day by exercising or playing ball in the sun can help improve the vision of the child.
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is the condition of the eye where the light entering the eye does not directly focus on the retina, but in front of it.
This causes the object that a person sees, when viewing a distant object becomes unfocused. However, it becomes clear when looking at objects that are close.
According to experts, the lack of natural light is the key behind the condition.
The main factor seems to be less exposed to direct sunlight, because children who learn a lot and who use computers, smartphones or tablet computers have less chance of running around outside and less exposed to sunlight, “said Annegret Dahlmann-Noor, ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.
In the meantime, parents have a big duty to limit or stop using the device for a long time by the children. As experts say, invite children to play outside as much as possible.
Protecting children from myopia is outdoors, sports and recreation greatly protect vision.
Probably on average throughout the week and weekends, two hours a day outdoors is very protective to protect children.
Furthermore, diet rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids, and vitamins A, C and E and good nutrition for the back of the eye.
Regular annual eye exams can also help, experts advise.