Category: Eyes Care

Why Vision of Young Children is Being Affected These Days

Role of vision in child development: Overview

Vision has a very important role to play in the physical, cognitive, and social development of children. Vision disorders are being detected in an increasing number of children these days, because of which their development is being affected to a great extent. Hence, it is pertinent that vision disorders in children are treated in a timely manner, so that vision problems do not affect their health and well-being in adulthood.

Children with uncorrected vision disorders generally have poor academic performance because vision problems interfere with learning. Moreover, vision problems also impair the recreational activities of children, and may even lead to permanent vision loss in certain cases.

Children can suffer from a number of vision problems. However, vision problems in children cannot easily be figured out by parents because children do not complain about their difficulty in vision. Mostly, parents come to know of the vision problems of their children only when the problems become perceptible, and there is deterioration in the eyesight of the affected child

Children affected by vision problems may suffer from low-to-no vision, blurred vision, loss of side vision, or color blindness

Why vision of children is being affected: Causes

Usually, children who have a family history of childhood vision disorders are potentially at a high risk of vision problems.

Besides family history, several vision problems in children — especially infants — are also commonly linked to the permeability of ultraviolet radiation and blue light, and sensitivity to glare. Although light is essential for the development of visual function in children because it conveys signals that are converted by the brain into information, which influences the development of neural connections, it is important to protect the eyes of the children from strong light during the first few months of their life.

Ayurvedic Medicine for Weak Eyesight

Improper care of the eyes in the early years can affect the vision of children. Generally speaking, vision disorders in children are associated with the following conditions :

  • Exposure to sunlight
  • Exposure to ‘bad blue’ light that can cause retinal damage
  • Exposure to different kinds of display screens, especially LED screens
  • Improper quality and quantity of lighting while reading/writing
  • Improper and unhealthy diet
  • Sleep disorders.

Common vision problems in children

Vision problems in children can largely be divided into two groups:

  • Refractive eye disorders, which are marked by blurred vision due to the inability of the eye to focus the light that enters it.
  • Non-refractive eye disorders, which are caused by eye diseases.

Refractive eye disorders are the most common cause of vision problems among school-age children. Nearly 20% children of school-going age suffer from refractive errors. Some of the noticeable indications of refractive errors in children are: squinting, tilting the head to see better, holding the book too close, frequent eye rubbing, sensitivity to light, closing one eye to read or watch TV, avoiding activities that require near vision, headache complaints, and getting lower grades than usual.

The most common vision disorders that affect children these days are:

  • Strabismus, which affects babies and is caused because of poor eye muscle control
  • Amblyopia or Lazy Eye, which is caused by the disruption of the normal development of vision
  • Myopia or Short-sightedness, a refractive eye problem in which children cannot clearly see objects at a distance
  • Hyperopia or Long-sightedness, a refractive eye problem in which children cannot clearly see objects close to them
  • Astigmatism, an eye condition in which light entering the eye can do not focus correctly on the retina, resulting in blurred images.

Vision problems in children: Ayurvedic Treatment

According to Ayurveda, there are a number of herbs that can have beneficial effects on eye health. Ayurvedic experts use these herbs for the preparation of herbal formulations that enhance the health of the eyes by providing adequate nourishment.

Planet Ayurveda, a renowned herbal manufacturing company offers excellent herbal products, which can keep the eyes healthy and manage vision problems affecting children these days. These products are prepared from 100% pure and natural herbs and other components, and are, therefore, completely safe to use.

Planet Ayurveda’s herbal products for managing vision disorders are:

Amalaki Rasayan

This herbal formulation is prepared from the pure standardized extract of the extremely beneficial ‘Amalaki’ herb (Emblica Officinalis). The herb is widely known in Ayurveda for its immense medicinal value, due to abundant amounts of vitamins, iron, minerals, calcium, antioxidants, and essential amino acids.

Amalaki Rasayan is useful in managing eye problems and several other disorders because of its ability to enhance eyesight, treat eye conditions, improve eye health, treat dryness, rejuvenate the body, and helps in balancing the Vata, Pitta and Kapha energies of the body.

Brahmi Chavanprash

Brahmi Chyawanprash is a jam-like herbal product prepared from a combination of some extremely potent herbs — including Brahmi (Bacopa monieri), Amla (Emblica officianalis), and several other herbs — which have proven properties for improving the body’s overall health.

The regular use of Brahmi Chyawanprash can be beneficial for enhancing vision in children because it can manage degenerative changes, nourish the eyes, keep the eyes healthy, treat eye problems, enhance the nervous system, and rejuvenate the body

Bilberry capsules

The preparation of these capsules involves the use of the Bilberry herb (Vaccinium myrtillus), which is a rich source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, magnesium, zinc, and iron; and is also abundant in antioxidants.

The Bilberry herb acts as a vasodilator — that is, it has the ability to open blood vessels and lower the high blood pressure. Since the eyes have a high concentration of blood capillaries, the herb can have immense nutritional benefits for the eyes.

The use of Bilberry capsules is beneficial for children affected with eye problems because the capsules can improve eyesight, strengthen the walls of blood vessels, maintain a healthy vision, and boost the production of the ‘rhodopsin’ pigment, which improves night vision and helps the eye adapt to changes in light.

Angel Eye Vitale capsules

These capsules are considered an excellent herbal supplement for treating eye disorders because they are rich in minerals and vitamins. Some of the key ingredients of these capsules include Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, beta carotene, zinc, copper, titanium dioxide, almond oil, grape seed oil, shea butter, and high oleic sunflower oil deodorized.

The use of these capsules can manage eye problems by providing proper nutrition to the eyes, reducing puffiness of the eyes, reducing dark circles under the eyes, and improving overall eye health.

Conclusion

Children diagnosed with vision impairment can benefit from the use of Planet Ayurveda’s herbal products. These products can support the overall development of children suffering from various vision disorders. The preparation of the products does not involve the use of any chemicals, preservatives, binders, fillers, artificial colors, or additives. However, it is advisable to use herbal products under the expert guidance of an experienced Ayurveda practitioner.

Everyone should know the Health Benefits of Amla Juice(Amla Saar)(Indian Gooseberry)

Overview

Amla which is also known as Indian gooseberry is power house of rich nutrients and vit. c. It contains many essential minerals and vitamins which are not only an integral part of our body’s health and well being, but also play a major role in preventing and managing some of the most common diseases which are widespread. It can be consumed in various ways like eaten raw, juiced, powdered, or can be made into an array of jams, pickles, dips or spreads. Amla is a great source of vitamin c which helps in boosting immunity, strengthen metabolism and prevents bacterial and viral infections.

Health Benefits of Amla Juice

According to Ayurveda

  • According to Ayurveda Amla Saar ( amla juice) have the property of balancing the all the processes in the body and brings equilibrium in all three doshas, Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Vit. C which is present in the amla is a natural antioxidant, which protects you against the harmful effects of free radicals.
  • It helps in slowing down the aging process. It is needed for collagen production hence keeping skin, hair healthy and improves the immunity.
  • Amla saar strengthens the eyes, teeth and roots of the hair.
  • Amla juice increases the blood (rakta) and shukra dhatu(semen).
  • It is very effective in piitaj vyadhis like burning sensation in urine, acidity, leucorrhoea, piles etc.

Following are some of the uses of Amla juice

For Physical strength:

  • Take Amla juice and add Ashwagandha churna(2gm) and sugar candy(mishri) to this. This will improve physical strength, vigour, and will also help in infertility. It improves Shukra dhatu in the body and increases the fertility.

Help in Diabetes:

  • Taking amla saar by mixing with 2-4 gms of turmeric shows good results in diabetes. It also helps in controlling nocturnal emission, and in semen related issues.

Leucorrhoea:

  • Amla saar taken with sugar candy(mishri) is very beneficial in leucorrhoea and in excessive bleeding during monthly periods in women.

For strength:

  • Mix honey, sugar candy and brown sugar (shakar) in 10-15 ml of amla saar and take this mixture in between the meal. It will provide strength to the body, helps in fighting infections,and increase the immunity within the body.

Burning micturation

  • Take half a cup of amla juice with 2 teaspoons of honey.
  • Take 50 ml juice of Amla and add 25 gms of honey or Shakaar(brown sugar) in it.
  • Take this mixture in the morning and evening. It will maintain the healthy flow of urine, and will also remove constipation. It will also cure the premature ejaculation.

In bleeding:

  • Apply fresh juice of amla over the bleeding part. It will stop the bleeding.

Dhatuvardhak(Increase semen production and its quality):

  • Take 2 teaspoons of amla rasa(juice) mixing with one teaspoon of pure cow ghee. Take this mixture three times a day for 7 days.

Amla Juice for Weak Eyesight

Weak EyeSight

  • Putting the juice of gooseberry(amla) in the eyes. Or juice of sahajan leaves and mixing it in 1/4th of 1 gm rock salt and apply it in the eyes. It will cure the initial cataract.
  • Amla rasa helps in maintaining healthy eyesight. Also taking amla with green coriander leaves is beneficial in eye disorders.

For Hiccoughs:

  • Take 10-20 ml juice of amla and add 2-3 gms of Piper longum powder and 2 teaspoons of honey.
  • Take it twice in a day. It is beneficial in hiccoughs.
  • Mixing 3 gms of pipali powder and 5 gms of honey in 10ml amal juice gives relief from hiccoughs.

For vomiting:

  • Take 20 ml of amla juice and add one tea spoon of honey and 10 gm powder of white chandan (santalum album). It will stop the vomiting.
  • Take amla rasa and add pippali (piper longum) powder and honey to it. It will be beneficial in vomiting.

For urine problems:

  • Taking 20 ml juice of amla and adding 2 gms of turmeric powder and 10 gms of honey and drink this mixture two times a day. It will help in passing the urine and will help in its proper flow.
  • Taking 20 ml of amla juice by adding cardamom powder to it will cure the Mutrakricchta i.e urine retention

Raktaatisara( bloody diarrhea)

  • In bloody diarrhea take 10-20 ml of amla rasa by adding 10 gm honey and 5 gm ghee to it. Give it to the patient. After that  make the patient to drink 100 ml goat milk thrice in a day.

For raktagulma:

  • Taking amla juice and add black pepper powder to it will cure the rakta gulma.

For Mutra atisara (som roga)

  • Make a mixture of one ripe banana, 10 ml amla juice, 5 gm honey, 250 ml of milk. Then give to the patient. It will cure mutraatisara.

For severe diarrhea

  • Make a paste of 5-6 amla and apply it around the umbilical region and pour juice of ginger in umbilicus. With this, even severe to severe diarrhea can be cured.

For burning and itching in the vagina:

Other Uses of Amla Juice

  • By using the juice of amla  mixed in water for bathing helps to overcome financial issues. But don’t use it on Saptami(7thday of the month), Navami(9th day of the month),  Amavasya(new moon), Sunday, Surya grahan(solar eclipse), Chander grahan(lunar eclipse) स्कंद पुराण, वैष्णव खंड (Skand puran, Vaishnav khand)
  • Washing the dead person’s bones with the juice of amla and stirring it in any river, provides moksha to that person.(स्कंद पुराण, वैष्णव खंड)

Note

  • So, there you go, it is a nature’s elixir packed to combat most of our daily health woes. Give it a try, you will be amazed and will stay healthy.