Eye power in 6 yr old..

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Simmi 2011-06-07 17:26:09


my six yr old was complaining of headache on & off sometimes....so i took her to opthalmalogist for check up...she was not able to read the last line so doc.first said she might hv little power and gave some eye drops to put for 4 days and to check again during morning time...v checked again then he said its ok she need not wear glasses if she is not facing any problem like reading the board in the school etc...if she faces any more problems then get her checked again...just to make her eat lot of fruits and carrots..maintain distance while watching tv.

can somebody suggest tips and recipe/fruits/food etc. for good eye sight and for improvment of her eye sight.

aanchal 2011-06-08 10:44:38


all fruits and veggies with vitamin A are good for eyes. for the detailed list you check out this www.protect-your-eyesight.com/feeding-your-eyes.html. apart from food, you will also have to take care of lifestyle, eye exercises, TV hours, comp games etc... wearing sunglasses  and cap/hat when out in sun is also a good step to protect eyes from harsh UV rays.


znljubica 2011-06-14 20:38:33


Vitamin A, vitamins B1, B2 and B12 and C and E.

Fruits and veggies are very good for eyas, but It is very important to eat foods of animal origin, as liver or fish.


deepavi 2011-06-16 17:44:43


home made and easy way is massage your child's feet and palm with cows ghee,its very good relief for eyes.


JTF 2011-12-18 17:49:12



Not many people's eye are actually perfect. We all could have monor defects. Sometimes we need to have the defect corrected with glasses or surgery, but not always. Your eye doctor is correct when saying come back only if your 6 y/o is having problems. Headaches etc. 

BTW. Eating more vegetables will only help if she has been deficient in Vitamin A etc.  It will not neccessarily make her eyesight better though. Sorry. 

Also, eye excercises will only help if she has an eye co-ordination problem, and I am sure the eye doctor would have mentioned this if it was a problem. As far as the TV is concerned, watching a lot does not actually cause any eye problems. The same goes for computer games. Childrens eyes can accomodate near vision far better than adults. 

One more thing. The UV issue is only a concern if she spends vast amount of time outside over a long (many years) period of time.   The UV levels are far higher in my country (Australia) and it is still ok if we spend time in the sun. Sun exposure is very important for vitamin D. Here in Australia we need a minimum of 20 minutes a day in the sun for our vitamin D dose. It is a good idea for hat and sunglasses though. You just do not have to be strict on it.

Hope this helps. There is a lot of wrong information on the internet, and many people do not actually know the truth.  I have been in the Optical industry for more than 30 years and I still have to check some information for factual evidence.



shwets 2012-01-05 14:51:19



this is Shwets..i m a mother of a 5 yr old boy....really interesting info u hv provided there...it has helped me too...thnx for sharing...

well, my son lately has been squinting a lot....i thought it was too much of TV but stopping it, didnt help much....he also has just 9 hrs of sleep ( just refuses to sleep b4 12.30 - 1am and gets up by 9.30am).....cn this be causing it....or is it bad vision or smthng i shuld be worrried abt n rush to Doc.....

cn u pls help me....thnx.



Poonamtp 2012-03-19 12:28:35



Papaya being a great food for the eyes.

Papaya nutritional profile reflects that it’s a wonderful source of Vitamin A or beta-carotene (provitamin A), Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Therefore, papaya contributes significantly to keep the eye sight healthy. 


MeenakshiSriram 2012-03-20 15:29:44



thank you so much for this advice..i really appreciate everybody's effort in giving advices to each other..this way v r trying to share our experiences and views and helping the community..

but can anybody tell me that once the power (i.e. now it is less only for my daughter who is 7 yrs.old) has come, is it possible that the vision improves and becomes normal..





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