Children’s myopia is not just because of mobile phones and TV

Abstract: myopia actually hides the potential risk of blindness. If you don’t pay good attention, there is a risk of retinal detachment, glaucoma and blindness. Past studies usually attributed myopia to too close reading distance, excessive use of TV and computer, excessive use of mobile phone and so on.

with the popularity of mobile phones, children’s access to mobile phones has increased a lot. At the same time, many mothers pay great attention to protecting their children’s eyes, which will limit their children’s time to play mobile phones. However, protecting your baby’s eyes is not that simple!

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parents are reluctant to let their children play more with mobile phones, computers, etc. they are afraid of their children’s early myopia. Although myopia is already a very common phenomenon, it is good if they can not be myopia. So, what are the effective ways to prevent myopia, in addition to watching less TV, playing less computers and mobile phones, and eating more food to protect your eyes?

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there will be careful parents who find that their children are particularly afraid of the dark. More softhearted, they simply keep the lights in the room on all the time, even if they spend some electricity, they don’t want to make their children afraid. However, if you are very concerned about your child’s eye health, it is best to turn off the bedroom light when the child is sleeping. Why let the children sleep in a dark room? According to relevant data, allowing children under the age of 2 to sleep in a room with lights on will greatly increase the probability of myopia in the future.

because about 2 years old is an important and critical period for children’s eye development. Children’s vision is closely related to the brightness of light sources when they sleep before the age of 2. If the baby sleeps in a dark room before the age of 2, the proportion of myopia is 10%. If he sleeps in a room with small night lights on, the proportion of myopia is 34%. If the baby’s bedroom often has headlights on, the proportion of myopia will be as high as 55%.

we know that myopia cannot be completely cured and can only be corrected by means of glasses or surgical treatment. Maybe we see more people with glasses. We don’t take myopia seriously. Is it a big deal to wear glasses. But that’s not what ophthalmologists say. Myopia actually hides the potential risk of blindness. Without good attention, there is a risk of retinal detachment, glaucoma and blindness. Past studies usually attributed myopia to too close reading distance, excessive use of TV and computer, excessive use of mobile phone and so on. However, if we can consider the brightness of sleeping light sources, we will find that the higher the degree of civilization, the brighter the indoor and outdoor light sources, and the proportion of myopia will increase accordingly.

of course, more research data are needed on the impact of bedroom light sources on children’s vision. However, if parents can accompany their children to sleep, turn off the lights after their children fall asleep, avoid direct light exposure to their children’s eyes, turn on the lights in the corridor outside the bedroom, or let the natural light source outside the house adjust the brightness, it may be a better practice. However, if the child is really afraid of the dark, the parents can’t turn off the light by force. They can leave a small light in the corner of the bedroom and cultivate the child’s habit of turning off the light and sleeping step by step, so as not to affect the child’s psychological development.

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do not protect children’s eyes overnight. After children can read, of course, parents should also pay attention to their children’s reading and writing habits, help them control the time of watching computer and TV, and review their children’s eyes regularly, so as to avoid myopia as much as possible.