Lifestyle and home remediesBy Mayo Clinic staff
You can help your child learn self-care practices that should continue into adulthood:
- Use low vision aids, such as a hand-held magnifying glass, a monocular or a magnifier that attaches to glasses.
- Apply sunscreens with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30 that protects against both UVA and UVB light.
- Avoid high-risk sun exposure, such as being outside in the middle of the day, at high altitudes and on sunny days with thin cloud cover.
- Wear protective clothing, including long-sleeved shirts, long pants and broad-rimmed hats.
- Protect your eyes by wearing dark, UV-blocking sunglasses.
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