August is celebrated as the month of Children’s Eye Health and Safety. And in this month only, during a study researchers have estimated that more and more children are getting prone to eye disease. And for that, the researchers are blaming the parents who allow the children to glare at the computer screens for games.
Bangalore based eye institute Narayana Nethralaya of India seems to take an effective step. They are going to conduct a training programme specially for the parents on how to rehabilitate infants having vision problems by adapting different lifestyles.
The study was done by the Doctors of Narayana Nethralaya involving children of age group of 10 to 15 studying in 20 government Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike schools in Bangalore.
They found that about 10.5 percent of children in the age group of 10 to 15 studying in schools in Bangalore South are suffering from different kind of eye problems.
Among these patients, at least 263 students had vision defects, mainly refractive errors and squint, says Hospital Medical Superintendent and HoD (Ophthalmology) K.S. Sri Prakash told The Hindu.
They say that the major reason of these eye problems are the computer games with or without remote controls. Sitting in front of the computers for than an hour glaring at the screen strain the eyes effecting the cornea and the lens of the eyes.
They feel that parents share the maximum responsibility for the eye problems of the children's as it is their responsibility to encourage the children to play outdoor as compared to play indoor in computers.