BANDUNG - Daily Implementer (Plh.) Governor of West Java (West Java) Uu Ruzhanul Ulum stressed the importance of maintaining eye health, especially in children of learning age.
According to Uu, modern technology such as computers and gadgets can be a threat to children's vision if not monitored. For this reason, he urges parents to play an active role in maintaining the health of their eyes.
This was conveyed by Uu while attending the peak of commemoration of the 2019 National World Vision Day 'Vision First' and the national theme 'Healthy Eyes, Excellent Human Resources' at Gedung Sate Bandung, Tuesday (10/15/19).
"With the technology such as television, cellphones, and others including computers, screens like that according to the health information that we received if it was over-suspension will damage, especially to children," Uu said.
The active role of parents is done by limiting the use of gadgets in children. If necessary, continued Uu, parents must dare to take decisive steps for the good of their children.
"I entrust to all parents, must be able to maintain the health of children's eyes. Do not expose your child to the gadget's screen rays for too long. If you can within 30 minutes, take it, keep it in the cupboard, lock it, "Uu added.
"Let them do other activities rather than endanger in the future," he added.
At the peak of the commemoration of the 2019 National World Vision Day, the Directorate General of Disease Prevention and Control of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia handed over 500 free glasses to school children who attended the event.
"We received assistance for the people of West Java, 500 glasses for school children who have been affected, perhaps from heredity or from (the influence) of the environment that cannot maintain (eye health)," Uu closed. (Even)