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7/10/2019

Come on, Get to Know the Eyes Minus in Children

Minus eyes can occur to anyone, including children. Not infrequently, the minus eye is difficult to know or disguised by other conditions in children. Though the minus eye can interfere with the activities of the Little One, especially in learning activities.
 
Minus or nearsighted eye is one of the eye health problems that causes children to not be able to see objects long distances clearly. Minus eyes in children are known to be related to several factors, such as heredity, reading habits too close, or the habit of using a gadget for a long time.


Minus Eye Symptoms in Children

Some children may not complain or are not aware of a disorder because of the minus eye they experience. Therefore, it is the parents or caregivers at home who need to pay attention to the minus eye symptoms in the child, so that they can get the right treatment immediately.
 
Some symptoms that indicate a child has a minus eye, namely:

  • Difficulty seeing objects far away.
  • Often misread the writing on the board or in the distance.
  • Watch TV or read a book very close.
  • Sensitive to light.
  • Avoid games that require attention in more detail, such as coloring and playing puzzles

In some children, the minus eye is also accompanied by symptoms of fatigue, headaches and tense eyes. If you find these symptoms in children, parents should immediately check the child's condition to the ophthalmologist .

After ensuring that the child has a minus eye, the doctor will provide appropriate treatment. Generally doctors will prescribe glasses, so that children can see objects far more clearly .
 

What To Do If Your Little One Has Eye Minus?

In addition to using the right glasses, Mother and Father can also help the Little One to prevent minus additions to the child's eyes in several ways, such as:
 

1. Give nutritious food

Giving children nutritious food is very important to maintain their health, including the health of their eyes. Some choices of foods that are useful for maintaining children's eye health are carrots, green vegetables, and fruits that taste sour, such as oranges and lemons.
 
Also, don't forget to give fish that are rich in omega 3 , such as mackerel and sardines.
 

2. Ensure adequate lighting when on the move

Don't forget to make sure Little gets enough light in every activity she does, Bun. This is also useful to prevent the Little One's eyes from becoming smaller.
 

3. Get used to using outdoor goggles

If possible, Mother and Father can also familiarize the Little One with using glasses with protection from UV light. These glasses can protect a child's eyes from sun exposure while reducing the risk of minus eye increases.
 

4. Limit the use of gadgets

Besides being able to increase the risk of children experiencing obesity and insomnia, using a gadget for a long time is also not good for eye health. The use of gadgets is not at all recommended for children under 18 months, except for video chatting with parents or family .
 
To prevent the minus in the eyes of children, increase, limit the use of gadgets to children aged 2-5 years, a maximum of one hour per day. As for children aged over 6 years, limit the use of gadgets to a maximum of 2 hours per day.
 

5. Teach your child's eye movements

If possible, parents can also teach children to do eye movements. This exercise is useful to prevent the child's eyes from increasing.
 
The trick, put a pencil in front of the Little One's face. Ask him to keep his eyes on the pencil, and don't move his head. After that, slowly move the pencil left and right, up and down.
 
It is important for parents to recognize minus eye symptoms in children, so that this disorder can be treated early. Do a number of ways above so that the minus eye in the child does not get worse.
 
If the Little One's vision is more distracted or blurred, immediately consult an ophthalmologist , to anticipate a more serious eye disorder. Especially if he experiences sudden visual impairment.

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