Dr Tan asked if Tariq played a lot of video games or iPad.
No. He doesn't have an iPad and he doesn't play video games too. He is kinda a gadget-deprived kid, I answered giving Tariq a new label.
What about books? He reads a lot of books?, continued Dr Tan
Yes, he does read a lot of books, I told her
Then, it must be the books. Children's eyesight can be affected either if playing too much games on electronic gadgets; or reading a lot of books too close to his eyes, explained Dr Tan
Ya Allah, I felt so guilty. I was really caught off-guard. If Tariq continues this way, he will need glasses sooner than later.
So, I decided to do two things- one, to keep an eye on the distance of the book Tariq hold to his eyes; and two-to make him eat lots and lots of baby carrots to help improve his vision, InshaAllah
So, to Tariq's eyes...,
we are sending loads of Beta-carotene and other vitamins and minerals your way, so heal baby heal, InshaAllah!