Protecting our children’s eyes is about more than safeguarding their vision; it’s also about protecting their overall health. From digital screens to UV rays, there are many things out there in the world that can harm their eye health. As parents and caregivers, then, you have to take extra steps to protect your child’s eyes and vision.
Rest their eyes
Whether they’re reading, watching TV, or doing homework, our child’s eyes work a lot throughout the day. It’s important, then, to give those eyes a break. We recommend following the 20-20-20 rule: look away every 20 minutes for 20 seconds at an object 20 feet away.
Be careful of too much screen time
Digital devices seem to be everywhere now-a-days. From smartphones to TVs to computers, our kids are even more exposed to digital screens than ever before. This can cause serious problems, including digital eyestrain, nearsightedness, unhealthy posture, and sleep issues. As such, parents need to be careful of how much screen time their kids take in every day. Limit their screen time as much as you can and encourage your kids to wear blue light blocking glasses when they do have to use a digital device.
Wear sunglasses anytime they’re outside
UV rays can cause both short-term and long-term damage to our eyes. The only way to protect ourselves and our kids from UV rays is to wear sunglasses anytime we’re outside. This includes the wintertime, too, as UV rays can bounce off the snow, causing snow blindness.
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