There are 3 ways you can help keep your children’s eyes healthy:
- Make sure you child takes breaks when looking at a computer screen. Some problems are caused by bad positioning of the screen, or the keyboard, or the chair, or sometimes all three. Sometimes there’s too much light bouncing off the screen, which starts to hurt the eyes, without it being noticed. So encourage your child to take regular short breaks. At the very least, look away from the screen and focus the eyes on objects that are close and then far away.
- Protect their eyes from UV light. In our South African climate, there’s a lot of ultraviolet light about and it can damage the retina. So do whatever you can to make kids wear a hat and/or some cool sunglasses! But make sure that the sunglasses are bought from a reputable outlet ensuring that they conform to safety and quality standards and that they will actually block out harmful UV light.
- Eat the right kinds of food. You will have heard about carrots helping you to see in the dark! Well, that’s not exactly right. Actually fruits and other vegetables, particularly dark greened coloured ones, are very good for the eyes! That’s because they contain lutein or zeaxanthin which help the eyes to stay healthy into older age. Especially good choices for kids are kiwi fruit, grapes, oranges, mango, pawpaw, peaches, sweetcorn and every child’s favourites: spinach, broccoli and brussels sprouts (NOT!!)
Contact LensesContact lenses can do wonders for a child’s self esteem and can be a safer option than glasses when playing sport.
Moffatt Optical Durban Office
Call us on: (031) 265 4445
Address : Pavilion
Pavilion Shopping Centre
Email : az.oc1369486142.nabr1369486142udtta1369486142ffom@1369486142vap1369486142
Moffatt Optical Pietermaritzburg Office
Call us on: (033) 347 1888
Address : Cascades
Email : az.oc1369486142.ttaf1369486142fom@s1369486142edacs1369486142ac1369486142
Moffatt Optical Zululand Office
Call us on: (035) 772 6843
Address : Sanlam Centre
Email : az.oc1369486142.laci1369486142tpott1369486142affom1369486142@maln1369486142as1369486142