Signify, formerly known as Philips Lightning, employed about 1000 families and 300 eye specialists from the top 10 cities in its research.
This revealed that about 68 percent of Indian parents believe that children’s eyesight matters to them, while only 46 percent of parents take their children for regular eye checkups.
MBBS Kuldeep Dole, MS in Ophthalmology, told IANS, “On average, 23-30 percent of children in India suffer from myopia, especially those who live in urban areas and spend less time outside in the sun. Children’s vision is being impacted mainly by TV, mobile, computer screens and other digital devices. “
He added, “Apart from this, air pollution is also one of the reasons, due to which more eyes are also weakened due to rubbing the eyes.”
To protect the eyesight of children under 12 years of age, they need to be given a highly nutritious diet and reduce the use of screens with adequate sleep.