Avoid glares on screen
A gadget glares when it reflects something on the screen that makes it hard for you to see clearly. Too much glare can strain the eyes, so before handing the device to your child, adjust its brightness first.
Additionally, adjust the lighting in the room. Intense light tends to produce a glare on the screen as well.
Teach them to use sunglasses outdoors
To protect your kid’s eyes from the harsh sun rays, have them wear sunglasses outdoors, especially when you expect that they’ll stay in the sun for a long time. A wide-brim hat or an umbrella is also helpful in protecting the eyes against the sun.
Have their eyes checked
And finally, to protect your child from eye strain and other vision problems set an appointment for an eye check-up.
After your baby’s first comprehensive eye exam at 6 months, another eye check-up should follow once they reach 3 years old.
The next eye exam happens at age 5 or 6 before they enter first grade. From age 6 to 18, they need to have an eye check-up once every 2 years or as recommended by their doctor.
Eye check-ups help detect vision problems early on, which increases the chances of successful treatment.
Learn more about Child Eyecare here.