Children’s eyes are very sensitive, so mothers should pay more attention to the health of children’s eye to prevent impaired vision later. If your baby squints and your baby’s eyes are skewed for more 3-4 months, please take your baby to see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible. Early treatment can prevent children from squint eyes and other eye disabilities later as well. Here are 10 ways to help mothers with eye protection since childhood
1. Keep children out of toxic chemicals and environmental pollution
Infants have not developed their eyesight perfectly. After a long time, children can see things more clearly. Also, in the infancy children are easily prone to eye injuries. Therefore, mothers should keep their children out of toxic and polluted environments such as polluted and dirt air, toxic chemicals and cigarette smoke…
2. Keep young children’s eyes clean
In the first months, you should pay attention to the child’s eye hygiene. Often, children will secrete yellow rheum in the iris. Therefore, mothers should regularly clean the child’s eyes, especially the child’s rheum by using a small & clean swab and dipping it into the cool boiled water for cleaning the child’s rheum. Don’t clean the children’s eyes when young children are crying and do not clean strong when the children’s eyes are hurt.
3. Be careful with things in the reach of children
Infants and young children are unable to control the movements of arms and legs like adults. Moreover, children tend to hold things in their mouths and rub their eyes with their hands. That is the reason why parents should let children stay away from sharp objects such as pens, knives, forks and spoons … Mothers should even pay attention to young children so that they can’t use their hands to rub their eyes.
4. Maintain a healthy diet
Diet is an integral part of helping kids healthy, including well-versed eyesight. Vitamins and essential minerals play a direct role in improving vision for children. In particular, vitamin A and omega-3 are the most essential nutrients for the growth of skin, hair and eyes.
5. Get children to check their eyes
Children may squint or children’s eyes are skewed a bit in the first few months after birth. This is common and nothing to worry about. However, if your baby squints and your baby’s eyes are skewed for more 3-4 months, please take your baby to see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible. Early treatment can prevent children from squint eyes and other eye disabilities later as well.
6. Keep cosmetics out of the reach of children
Cosmetics are not good for children because children’s skin and eyes are very sensitive. Your child may be allergic to cosmetics or may suffer from serious eye damages if they expose to adult cosmetics accidentally. Therefore, apart from sharp objects, you need to keep your cosmetics out of the reach of children to protect the children’s eyes safely.
7. See a doctor immediately if your child has eye problems
Children may also have eye disorders such as white reflections, shadows, irregularly big eyes, a lot of tears, red swollen eyes and yellow eyes…If you see these signs in the eyes of children, you should take your child to see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible.
8. Pay attention to the development stages of child’s eyes
Slow development may cause potential problems in the eyes of young children such as poor eyesight. These factors affecting children’s eye problems include the proportionate development of neck, the upright posture and the impact of the child’s crawling. By following the development of the child, mothers can adjust the child’s crawling and the sitting and walking posture for young children so that they will have good vision and do not suffer from impaired vision.
9. Let children play with colorful toys to increase vision reflex
At the stage of learning to crawl, mothers can give children play with colorful toys to stimulate child’s vision reflections. In fact, children can distinguish and remember different colors and the colorful playing games can stimulate children’s mentality.
10.Pay attention to the cases of premature babies
If your children are born prematurely, you should pay attention to caring and monitoring children’s eyesight because their vision has not been fully developed as the other organs after birth. You need to plan to take your children to their eyesight more often to prevent retina relating disabilities. Then, from the 6th month to the 8th month, you should take your children to check their eyes to prevent squint eyes.