What your child needs to prevent myopia
Good eye care habits can be cultivated and can help in preventing the development or worsening of myopia in your child.
It is now known that spending time daily on outdoor activities may help to protect your child's eyes against the development and progression of myopia. Outdoor activity also helps to improve the overall health of your child.
Here are some suggestions for outdoor activities:
While outdoors, do remember these safety tips:
When indoors, advise your child to cut down the time spent on continuous reading, writing and other near work. Ask him to take a break after about 30 to 40 minutes by looking at something far, or by going for an outdoor activity such as a stroll in the park.
Discourage him from unnecessary near work too, such as playing on hand-held devices, handphone or computer games. Provide ample opportunities for outdoor play instead.
Some other good eye care habits to take note of are:
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This article was last reviewed on
22 Nov 2023
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