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Cómo saber si tu hijo tiene problemas de visión

How to know if your child has vision problems

Although we sometimes confuse it with the mischief or complaints typical of the little ones in the house, the symptoms to know if your child has vision problems are very evident: he stumbles easily, has a headache, gets too close to the television or squints. eyes when reading a book. The question is what should we do and what are the best options?

It is advisable to go toÓptica Fernández Baca so that the optician-optometrist Rafael Prado can review the child, graduate him and advise the most appropriate frame such as the Puma collection . The brand of children's glasses offers a fun style, with a sporty touch and frames full of colour.

The most common vision problems in children are nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, lazy eye, strabismus and changes in color vision. Normally this type of revisions are carried out from the age of 3.

Beware of screens

The latest report from the National College of Opticians-Optometrists (CNOO) concludes that overexposure to screens without maintaining a minimum safety distance "is leading to a more rapid progression of myopia in young patients." To this they add: " being connected to screens for a high number of hours produces a decrease in the frequency of blinking, which forces us to make an even greater effort that affects eye wear."

These are some of the recommendations made by specialists to prevent and protect children from the damage of device screens:

1. Adequate lighting and no reflections on the screen.

2. Keep the screen at a minimum distance of 30 cm in the case of mobile phones and tablets.

3. Position the device slightly below eye level.

4. Adjust the brightness and contrast so you don't strain your eyes when reading.

5. Look at distant objects or points to relax your eyes.

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