The health of children is what most concerns parents. Sometimes by excess and other times by default , we never know very well if we are avoiding a major problem or if we are worrying excessively for a trifle. In the case of children's health, it is better to make sure as soon as possible. The photo
The health of children is what most concerns parents. Sometimes by excess and other times by default, we never know very well if we are avoiding a major problem or if we are worrying excessively for a trifle. In the case of children's health, it is better to make sure as soon as possible.
The photophobia is one of those childhood problems that we do not know very well how to face. If the child is bothered by sunlight, is it normal or should we go to the doctor? The ideal is to visit the doctor as soon as possible and be very attentive to all those situations that cause photophobia.
How photophobia affects children
Many children suffer photophobia at some point in childhood. It is not a serious ailment but it should be treated as soon as possible to avoid eye injuries in children or feared migraines. Photophobia is a high sensitivity to light, either solar or artificial and can cause blurred vision as well as a lot of discomfort.
Because we are children, we must be very attentive if our children close their eyes a lot when they are in the street, if they are hurt by a very intense artificial light or if when they go out to the park they put their hands to their eyes or head trying calm the annoyance la of photophobia. In all cases you must go to the pediatrician to rule out any health problems. Photophobia can be the symptom of some eye diseases such as myopia, astigmatism or the so-called 'lazy eye', that is why the
ophthalmological examination of children must be mandatory. How child photophobia is treated
Once photophobia is discarded
as a symptom of an illness, the only thing we can do for our children is to reduce their discomfort. Exiting with a cap or visor that prevents the sun's rays from reaching the eyes directly is a good measure for the milder cases of photophobia, but most children will need sunglasses. At this point it is important to note the importance of taking care of the vision of the little ones, avoiding the purchase of children's sunglasses that are more toys than anything else. Children, whether they suffer from photophobia or not, need approved sunglasses made with durable materials such as
polycarbonate to resist without breaking and without danger the physical activity of the little ones. Although the most important thing in children's sunglasses is that the crystals protect from the
ultraviolet rays , thus taking care of the children's vision. The most usual thing is that photophobia in children disappears by itself and does not leave consequences, but you should always keep medical checkups, especially in children with clear eyes.Laura Vélez