Eye care tips for children

Good vision is as essential to learn, read, and write. Eyes are more sensitive parts in our body so they have to be protected in a safe and protective manner by avoiding over workload on it. Coming to children nowadays they are paying more attention to electronic goods than on outdoor games. The child, young growing eye is not mature enough to withstand the continuous focusing in playing games for hours. In order to avoid the stress caused by those devices here we are discussing the tips which can be easily followed by them.

Minimize the time spent on computers/electronic devices

Decrease the time spent on televisions, mobile phone, android games, video games, and computers. Make sure that a child is taking a break for every 30-60 minutes of his work or playing a game. At least make him see other objects for 3-5 minutes during play as an interval. This helps in reducing stress on the eyes. To maintain some distance from the monitor of the computer. This allows complete blinking thereby reducing symptoms of dryness and eye fatigue. Also make child to consciously blink his/her eyes and give rest to the eyes at intervals.

Increase time spent on outdoor/indoor games

The child to make play more indoor games such as chess, cricket, ball games, caroms etc., so that they can increase their physical fitness and also can improve eye concentration.

Dietary habits

Fruits and vegetables: A balanced diet is necessary for a growing child, so make sure that the diet containing lots of green vegetables like spinach, carrots, beet-root and yellow fruits, including mango and papaya which are rich in carotene (A precursor of Vitamin A), milk, egg which helps in development and also increase longevity of eyes as well.

Antioxidants: This protects the eyes from free radicals, which are released from our body. This prevents cataract and age-related eye diseases. Antioxidant substances include Vitamin A, B, C, beta-carotene, selenium, lycopene and lutein and can be found in fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, some meats, poultry and fish.

Sleeping habits

Make sure that a sleep of 8 hours is must for a growing eyes and body.

Eye care habits

Implementing an adequate lighting while studying or doing any work. Especially during the times of reading allow him to hold the book about 30-40 cms away. Also check the monitor screen is at least 50-60 cms far away while using computer.

Staring long hours on TV’s

Avoid seeing TV very close to it. 5-6 meters away from it is preferable.

Mobile reading

Reading or playing during journey also cause strain to the eyes so avoid it.


Check whether the child is having any sight problem before or necessary to wear a spectacle. If already had glasses, no need or else use glasses of good quality in order to protect from sun.

Doctor visits

A regular check up by the ophthalmologists prevents from serious problems which we don’t consider. A minor problem with the eyes is taken into notice during childhood.

Eye awareness

Early detection and treatment is the best defense against eye disease. Symptoms to check out in children, such as rubbing of the eyes, poor hand-eye co-ordination, lack of concentration and complaining of headaches, blurred or double vision. If this happens get a doctor check-up and have the glasses in order to minimize those problems.

Stop the usage of unsafe toys

Taking more attention of children while playing with sharp edged toys for dolls. As they are dangerous avoiding them from picking while buying.

Avoid applying Kaajal

It’s not a good practice of applying kajal to your child because nowadays the qualities that come into the market are not good enough and that for the eyes should completely check enough as they affect eyesight.

Avoid eye – rubbing

Rubbing the eyes frequently can cause germs to spread and cause infections such as conjunctivitis. You should not rub your eyes as because you are rubbing worsens the ill effects of the virus. In order to avoid this condition, washing the hands frequently is must and should. During this infection cleanliness of eyes needs to be given topmost priority.

Usage of swim goggles during swimming

Use water tight swimming goggles in order to prevent any water infections while swimming.

Here you have some children eye care tips used for protecting eyes from stress and infections as they are more prone to diseases. These can also be easily followed by using some precautions.