Children are nearsighted. Is it better to sit in the front row?

Abstract: “eh, why are the words on the blackboard getting more and more blurred?” “Why are your eyesight getting worse and worse?” At school, this is a problem that many children will encounter and reflect to their parents. After listening, the most common way for parents may be to ask their children to move their seats forward. As everyone knows, the consequence of this may be that the child’s eyesight drops faster., “Eh, why are the words on the blackboard getting more and more blurred?” “Why are your eyesight getting worse and worse?” At school, this is a problem that many children will encounter and reflect to their parents. After listening, the most common way for parents may be to ask their children to move their seats forward. As everyone knows, the consequence of this may be that the child’s eyesight drops faster.,

“well, why are the words on the blackboard getting more and more blurred?” “Why are your eyesight getting worse and worse?” At school, this is a problem that many children will encounter and reflect to their parents. After listening, the most common way for parents may be to ask their children to move their seats forward. As everyone knows, the consequence of this may be that the child’s vision drops faster.

is nearsighted. Is it better to sit in the front row? “How did the degree rise again?” Last week, Xiao Jia, a sixth grade boy who had just finished the exam, went to the hospital to check his eyesight. The result annoyed Xiao Jia and his mother. Xiao Jia’s degree increased by 50 degrees. “We must talk to the teacher earlier, and move your position forward.” Xiao Jia’s mother thought that if she had sat in the front rows earlier, Xiao Jia would not have been short-sighted. Can sitting in the front row keep children from myopia? Can you delay the rate of vision loss? Chief physician Mao of a well-known eye hospital in Wenzhou said that if the child is short-sighted, sitting in the front row will further deepen the child’s myopia. People’s eyes can form a clear image on the retina without adjustment for objects 5 ~ 6 meters. Therefore, it is most appropriate for children with normal vision to sit at this distance or a little farther away. At this time, the nerves and muscles that regulate the eyes are relaxed. To see objects within 5 meters, eye muscles must contract to varying degrees. The closer the object is, the higher the degree of contraction is, and the more tired the eyes are. Therefore, sitting in the front row can not avoid the occurrence and development of myopia. Director Mao said that in clinical practice, it is found that parents have a misunderstanding – when the degree of myopia of children’s eyes is very low, most of them are unwilling to match their children with glasses. They think that once they wear glasses, the degree of myopia will become deeper and deeper, and it is difficult to remove them. Therefore, many parents deliberately ask to be transferred to the front row after their children are nearsighted. “In fact, this will not solve the fundamental problem.” Because once you get myopia and adjust your seat without glasses, if the words on the blackboard are a little smaller, or when you look at the blackboard from both sides of the seat, the distance is also lengthened, and the child’s clarity and resolution will also be affected. Myopia is irreversible. With the growth of children, the child is growing taller and longer, and the eyeball is getting longer. If we rely solely on moving seats forward, ignoring the timely diagnosis and treatment of regular hospitals, it is likely that the original myopia will continue to deepen. Director Mao stressed: “in addition to seeing an eye doctor in a regular hospital, you should also wear appropriate glasses, pay attention to eye hygiene, and go to the hospital for regular review, so as to delay the development of myopia.” In contrast to Xiao Jia’s mother, Qiqi’s mother hopes that Qiqi can sit a little behind next semester. Because Qiqi’s parents are short-sighted, Qiqi’s mother is afraid that Qiqi will sit in the front row for a long time, and her eyes will be tense for a long time, which is easy to be short-sighted. “Moreover, the doctor also said that sitting 5 ~ 6 meters away is the most appropriate.” So, as Xiaoqi’s mother said, sitting in the front of the classroom will easily lead to myopia? Mao Xinjie said: “there is an impact, but this impact is very small. Generally, it will not lead to children’s myopia.” In addition to genetic factors, long-term close eye use, wrong posture in reading and writing, and lack of outdoor sports are all important reasons for children’s myopia. Even if you sit in the first row, the distance between children’s eyes and the blackboard is two or three meters. For children with normal vision, this distance does not belong to close eye use. As long as we have more rest between classes, it can be relieved. “What we often say about close eye use actually refers to the distance of reading.” However, because the eyes of primary and secondary school students are in the development stage, if they sit in the front row for a long time, the ciliary muscles will often be in a state of tension, which is easy to lead to visual fatigue. Therefore, the correct approach is to rotate the seats around regularly. After class, children had better go outside the classroom to relieve visual fatigue. Some parents worry that children sitting on both sides of the classroom for a long time will lead to strabismus or astigmatism? Mao Xinjie also denied: “astigmatism is natural and basically will not change. After the age of 6, children’s eye development is close to adults. Therefore, sitting on both sides of the classroom is unlikely to cause strabismus.” In view of the practice that some schools in other places adjust their seats according to groups (i.e. one group for tall people, one group for medium people, one group for short people, and then swap the front and rear rows), Mao Xinjie also said that schools might as well try, “it is good for children to adjust the distance of their eyes.” “In fact, parents and schools should not only pay attention to the distance of their children’s location, but also focus on the height of their children’s desks and chairs.” Director Mao said that in most schools, children in the upper and lower grades use the same set of desks and chairs, which makes the distance between children in the lower grade and children in the upper grade too close to the desk, “it is easier to make their eyes tired and myopia.”