Children’s Eye Health And Safety Month
August 24, 2018 Posted by: Sai Siva Childrens Hospital 593 Views RSS
Living in the age of electronics or digital age as everyone calls it, each and every human being is subject to exposure to some gadget or the other. Phones, laptops, tablets, television, movie screens and so on, and the endless other mediums which showcase some form of media. In the digital age, where children see their parents hooked to their screens indulging in social media, children also do the same, addicted to games and videos. When they overdo it, they eventually end up hurting and straining an organ which is essential for living – the eyes.
Apart from television and tablets, disorders in the eye can be a result of genetic defects as well. Which is what we will be addressing in the blog. Infants can be born with eye defects and that is something totally genetically factored. But if your child is having a genetic eye defect, it is necessary that you get an eye exam done, so that before it is too late, the defect can be corrected.
What is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month?
This is what the month of August is all about. The Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month which is recognised all over the world aims in improving ocular health of children. Eyes are one of the organs which are taken for granted and even when children grow older, they subject their eyes to dangerous environments and strain not taking into consideration the results. If your child has an eye defect, it can affect his or her activities on a daily basis and can also hamper education to a great extent as well. This is not blindness we are talking about but various eye disorders such as Amblyopia which is commonly called Lazy eye, colour blindness or Strabismus which is commonly called crossed eyes.
If your child showcases particular symptoms for any of these conditions, visit your ophthalmologist immediately or just walk in Sai Siva Childrens Hospital and our doctors will make sure your child does not face any difficulty when it comes to vision.
Some of these symptoms are:
- A family history of eye disorder
- Disinterest in reading or seeing objects
- Wandering eyes
- Squinting or turning their head in an unusual manner while watching something.
What should be done?
Eye exams and regular visits to the opthamologist should be the first step towards eye health, so that your child can be free from any kind of eye disorder and even if your child has an eye defect, it can be corrected without the risk of any kind of further damage. Fish and carrots are proven to improve eye health so eating foods preparations which contain fish and carrots help in maintaining eye health and prevent it from degrading.
Over exposure to various gadgets should be controlled to a great extent so that the rays do not affect the eyes of the child. If you feel your child is showing any signs or symptoms of degrading the health of the eyes, visit your eye specialist or visit us and we will make sure your child’s eyes get back to normal.
About The Hospital: Sai Siva Children’s Hospital, Chanda Nagar, is a full-fledged medical facility specially designed for pediatric patients as well as young adults. The hospital was started in the year 2008, with the aim of reaching out to schools and villages to educate the middle and high school students about health & hygiene. Sai Siva Children’s Hospital is one of the most sought-after children’s hospitals in Hyderabad with a team of experienced doctors and skilled staff who aim to help your child have healthy growth and development. We believe that children today are the future of our world, and must have good health to make the world a better place to live in.
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