Did you know how to care for your child's eyes?
Bright eyes help your child to observe and discover interesting things from the world around them. Here are some important things you should do to protect your child’s eyes.
Foods that helps improve your child’s eyesight
Your child’s daily diet has a significant impact on his/her eyes. To get enough vitamin and minerals, your kid should eat vitamin-rich vegetables that have red, yellow, or dark colors and lots of fresh fruit. At least two servings of fish per week with a varied diet with of meat, eggs, milk, liver, soybean oil, and sesame oil, etc.
Vitamin A for bright eye
Include in your child's meals vegetables that are rich in vitamin A such as carrots, turnips, spinach and citrus. Also, a drink that every child will love is Susu drinking yogurt. It contains absorbable calcium and vitamin D3 for stronger bones and Vitamin A for brighter eyes. Besides, the sweet and sour flavor of strawberries and orange make it a nutritious yet so yummy yogurt drink for your kid.
A balanced lifestyle
In young children, the ability of the eye to adjust to various levels of light is not yet matured. That’s why you should not make your child expose to intense light as this may affect the eyesight of your beloved one.
When taking your child out, you should protect his or her eyes carefully as young children’s eyes are very sensitive and easily irritated by sunshine. When swimming, your child should wear swimming goggles and use eyes drops to wash the dirt off his or her eyes.
Help your child to have a habit of playing at well-lit places and a proper sitting posture: sit with straight back and keep the distance from the eyes to book/screen about 20-30cm (nearly 2 adult hand spans). When your child watches TV, uses phone or tablet, make sure that she or he keeps a right distance to the screen, for example, to a 32-inch TV, the recommended distance is about 2.5 meters.
Routine eye exams
Refractive errors can occur in children any time, especially from birth to 5 years old. Ophthalmologists advise parents to take their baby to routine eye exams at least 3 times a year.