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 sunscreen 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 eyes by wearing dark, UV-blocking sunglasses or transition lenses that darken in bright light.
Apr. 19, 2014