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Pages: 1836-1842
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-617-5895-1
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2016.1411

Conference name: 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2016
Location: Seville, Spain

VISUAL HEALTH IN THE CLASSROOM

A. Gene-Sampedro1, A. Gené-Morales2, J. Gené-Morales2, I. Bueno-Gimeno1, D. Oliver-Huerta1

1University of Valencia (SPAIN)
2Universidad Católica de Valencia (SPAIN)
Introduction:
Everyone should be aware of such an important role of visual sense in our daily lives, but until this is not impaired or damaged by some factor, we do not realize how important it was that to were used. There are visually impaired due to genetic and acquired factors, during years as a result of bad habits.
Nowadays, our eyes are exposed more than ever to a multitude factors that can decrease eye health. New technologies can become cause of vision problems. According to the study we are social on social networks and the Internet in 2016, the Spanish Internet users spend and average of 1 hour and 36 minutes daily connected to social networks and employ 2 hours and 25 minutes watching television. On the other hand, it is necessary to incorporate into our daily routine the attitudes of postural hygiene to reduce the risk of vision problems and the musculo-skeletal structure, both short and long term.
The aim of this communication is to know the role of visual system in the learning’s student with the new technologies.

Methodology:
A multidisciplinary teaching unit, composed of classes of Physical Education, Natural Sciences and even a possible education session plastic, will be conducted in collaboration with the Colegio de Ópticos-Optometristas de la Comunidad Valenciana arises, where you can touch and make children aware of the significance of vision care and can prevent damage to the same and the musculoskeletal structure through good postural hygiene. In addition, parallel to the teachers will be trained to detect visual problems that cause students in poor school performance, counseling useful techniques that can be used to combat them.

Results:
Some easy tips to apply in times of study or read are: the use of natural light by day and artificial and direct light at night when forced sight watching television, reading or using the computer for a period of time prolonged, should be stopped for about 5 or 10 minutes to rest your eyes and then not suffer. We can also improve our visual health through food.
In the same way, body posture adopted by the subject may be an indicator that there is a problem in the view, for example, if we find that you need to get closer than 35 cm to read or even placed very close to the TV to see generally is indicative of visual problems. In addition, there are tips from experts on how to maintain good postural hygiene when studying, during classes or are focusing our sights on something concrete. There are many tips and guides that can be followed without making a titanic effort when performing the above tasks such as keeping the back straight, head up with both eyes at the same distance from the paper, and try not to read or on the couch or lying.

Conclusions:
As revealed by the above data, it can be deduced that if children have no real awareness of the importance of the sense of sight, will soon significantly increase children having vision problems and need glasses. In the same way, to provide the teachers with the tools for the academic performance of children with visual problems.
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A. Gene-Sampedro, A. Gené-Morales, J. Gené-Morales, I. Bueno-Gimeno, D. Oliver-Huerta (2016) VISUAL HEALTH IN THE CLASSROOM, ICERI2016 Proceedings, pp. 1836-1842.
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