Impact on eyes because of excess use of mobile and screen time

  • Many researchers have claimed that it is essential for kids to endure outdoor activities for avoiding indulgence in screen time and pertaining healthy eyesight.
  • It has been proved recently that too much screening on phones and television has caused nearsightedness (myopia) in nearly 50 percent of children.

Negative aspects related to prolonged screen time :

  • Obesity in children.
  • Disturb sleep patterns.
  • Neck and spine problems.
  • Low grades at school.
  • Mental instability.
  • Eyesight problems at a young age.
  • Loss of cognitive ability.
  • Impaired motor and social skills.
  • Bullying and attention problems.
  • The propensity for violence.
  • Impaired thinking abilities.
  • Headache, dizziness.
  • Shortening attention span.
  • Addiction to screen videos.

Steps to combat over screen time :

  • Engage the child in outdoor activities.
  • Refrain mobiles from children reach.
  • Limit time hours for screen entertainment.
  • Develop children, parent relationships.
  • Restrict videos that have violence.
  • Encourage and teach children about the benefits of sports and physical health.

Home remedies to improve eyesight in children :

  • Avoid exposure to bright light.
  • Limit the time of screening by keeping a regular check on time management.
  • Engage the child in more outdoor activities rather than on-screen involvement.
  • Avoid watching the screen in dark exposure.
  • Avoid seeing images that change constantly in a fraction of seconds such as games.
  • Eat fruits such as carrots, berries, citrus fruits like oranges, lemons.
  • Include a high amount of vegetables in the diet, such as carrots, spinach.
  • Eat fish such as salmon, tuna, which have a high amount of omega 3 fatty acids.
  • Make your child exercise regular.
  • Replace fries and burgers with nuts, oatmeal, and other healthy refreshments.
  • Give egg daily at breakfast.

 Homeopathic Management –

  • Arsenic Album :

This is one of the best remedies prescribed by physicians for children having problems pertaining to weakness, restlessness, and exhaustion because of too much screening online, sometimes child also develops trembling in the hands and legs with heaviness in the legs. Lying down brings comfort.

  • Veratrum Album :

This is one of the best remedies for children having problems with attention deficit and shortened attention span due to continuous exposure to mobiles. The child shows temper tantrums when told to avoid the phone. It helps in managing child overexcitability and emotions. The best remedy for mood swings.

  • Ruta :

This is one of the best remedies prescribed in computer vision syndrome to manage eye strain. Objects seem dim with weakness of eyesight. Irritation and watering of eyes are present along with a burning sensation.

  • Belladonna :

This is considered as one of the topmost remedies where the child has a severe congestive type of headache due to prolonged exposure to online entertainment. Eyes appear to be dry red with a feeling of the presence of sand in eyes. The child often complains of double vision with a severe headache.

  • Natrum Muraticum :

This is also one of the topmost remedies in school-going children who suffer from low grades in school. The mother often complains of the weakness of memory and short attention span .child is dull and slow at learning as compared to other children. Low grasping power in curriculum with an aversion to outdoor activities .child often complains of double vision or dim vision with aching in the head when told to study. Have great affection for video games which causes mental slowness.

Dr . Vaseem Choudhary along with his team has treated many patients successfully of all diseases pertaining to child age group .so if you are seeking a cure for your child please visit Homeo Care Clinic, Pune for further assistance.