If your and your child’s screen time has increased, serious illnesses such as lack of convergence can make your eyes a victim. Did you know about this problem?
In today’s digital age, it is common to spend time in front of the screen. Due to the lockdown imposed during the pandemic, people could not go out of their homes. In such a situation, they used to resort to mobiles and laptops to spend time. At the same time, where the screen time of elders has increased, in the same way, the screen time of children has also increased.
Such as spending time on screen for the child’s online studies, gaming, entertainment, etc. Children nowadays are making video calls with friends on mobile phones and are active on social media for hours. This habit is causing a stretch in the eyes of both children and adults, due to which there is a problem of lack of connection.
In such a situation, it is important to be aware of this problem. Today’s article is on this topic. Today we will tell you through this article of ours what is called lack of convergence and what are the remedies for it. For this, we have also spoken to Strabismus of Vision Eye Centre, New Delhi, and Dr. Smita Kapoor, Paediatric Ophthalmology Consultant. Read on…
What is the lack of convergence?
It is a disease related to the eye. In this disease, both eyes do not recognize them while looking at a nearby object and together these eyes are not able to work. In this problem, when trying to focus on an object, one eye may protrude outwards, causing a blurry look and two things to appear. This makes it difficult to read and focus and also leads to frequent headaches. This condition usually starts in childhood but it can also affect adults.
What is the relation between lack of convergence and screen time?
Most screens are used closely, so there is a problem of lack of convergence. Children are especially careful compared to adults, so they experience more converging disabilities than adults nowadays.
What are the symptoms of conversion deficiency?
- Fatigue of the eyes
- Difficulty reading and concentrating
- Seeing two things
- Feeling the need to rub or rub the eyes frequently, etc.
Note: In different children, feeling the difficulty of holding things thrown upwards during the game, injury on the uneven surface while walking in the leg, hitting furniture or other things due to not being able to guess the distance of the object, etc. are the main signs of conversion incompetence.
- First and foremost, children should be closely monitored to strike a sufficient balance between their screen time and non-screen time.
- The second should maintain sufficient distance between the eyes and the screen.
- The third most important thing children should do is to do several ocular exercises prescribed by a trained ophthalmologist.
- If exercise does not help, the child should be given prism glasses.
- If any person has the slightest symptom of a connection problem, then they should contact the ophthalmologist immediately.