With extended use on digital devices, more and more children are becoming affected by myopia or short-sightedness.
If your child requires glasses, make sure the prescription is reviewed every year. Never assume that your child’s vision is OK if they do not complain. Eyewear for children is also available with lenses featuring digital eye strain reducing capabilities. Discuss your child’s digital habits with your doctor to find the right solution.
Dry eyes and eye irritation are closely linked to prolonged use of gadgets. Lighting on digital devices can cause premature aging of the eye and accelerate macular degeneration in young children. If your child complains about itchiness or pain in their eyes, do not treat it with over the counter prescription medication. Always consult your doctor for an accurate diagnosis and the right treatment.