Lifestyle and home remedies

By 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.
Apr. 02, 2011