"Mobile Games Can Make You Go Blind"

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Does the title ‘Mobile games can make you go blind’ sound unbelievable?

If you are always on your mobile when you are less busy with the kids and chore or your kids love to play fun games on your phone for hours then you need to pull your seat closer and read this.

In a media report from China, it stated how a 21-year-old lady lost her right eye vision after playing an online mobile game for a whole day. Doctors observed that she had retinal artery occlusion which is an irreversible condition resulting in a permanent loss of vision. Mobile games may be fun to play but the danger lies in the constant use and focusing on the screen for hours especially in the dark, which can lead to permanent loss of eyesight.

Just before you barge into your son’s room to gather those video games, the dangers of using video games can be averted by a simple change of lifestyle.

Reduce Screen time: Everyone in the home should limit the time spent watching one screen or the other (TVs, laptops and mobile phones). It begins with you mums, model it then enforce it.

More Outdoor Time: Playing outside the house may seem old-fashioned when there are modern indoors sources of fun during playtime but this seemly old-fashioned form of play is the best for the overall well-being of you and your kids. Outdoor you learn interactions, cooperation and team spirit, competition while exercising.

Engage in Activities that Foster’s Unity and Love: Make out time for your kids to bond with them. You can do this while sharing a book, going for a picnic. At this time, you give time to children and make them feel loved and appreciated.

Apply the 20-20-20 rule: The reality is that mobile gadgets have come to stay and they have become part of our lives so much that we cannot imagine life without them.  Following the 20-20-20 rules means that for every 20 minutes of looking at a screen, you look away for 20 seconds at the distance of about 20 feet or more.

Do this and teach your kids to do the same. It will help you relax the eyes and prevent the loss of vision while using mobile gadgets in moderation