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Back-to-School: A Guide to Children’s Vision Health in the Classroom

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Time flies too fast that another school year is coming again so soon. As you prepare for another back-to-school season with your little ones, ensure you don’t leave eye care practices behind. Including them in your to-do and to-buy list will help boost their confidence as they get ready for the classroom. So, read on about kids’ vision problems to start with your preparations

Watch Out For Children's Eye Health Problems

First things first. An awareness of vision trouble symptoms can help address the problem quicker and easier. It’s important to note that younger kids may be unaware or find it more difficult to express their troubles than older kids. Moreover, while signs of eye issues are more noticeable in some childrens eye health, others are subtle. Thus, knowing the following could assist you in getting to the root of the problem.

  • Complaints of sore eyes
  • Excessive eye rubbing
  • Frequent headaches
  • Holding books too close to their eyes 
  • Short attention span
  • Squinting even when not in the sun
  • Tilting head to one side
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Watch Their Screen Time

More and more students now use gadgets like laptops, tablets, and phones for studying, especially when taking online classes. Long hours in front of these screens can irritate or damage the eyes, leading to headaches, strain, and fatigue. If this is the case, acing a test they’re preparing for would be hard! 

However, managing this is possible with the 20-20-20 rule. Take a break from the screen every 20 minutes and focus on anything about 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds. Another is remembering to blink regularly to keep the eyes moist. Simple habits allow the eyes a short break during their study routine. 

A little secret is wearing eyeglasses with blue light protection and anti-radiation to ensure your kid’s eyes get the protection they need in front of the screen. Plus, it makes a good accessory at school as you can choose whatever color you want. 

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Sun’s Up, Shades On

Your children need UV protection just as much as you do! Sun exposure can increase their risk of eye problems, like cataracts and macular degeneration later in life. Without the right sunwear, your kids can suffer from those vision problems.

It’s good that there are products for kids to protect their eyes from UV rays. It is the best way to ensure their safety every time they go out and play. So, including high-quality (and cute) sunglasses in their school bag will put you at ease that their eyes are getting the protection they need during outdoor activities.

But if you’re worried about them slipping off as your kids run, you can add temple tips and cords to keep their shades in place.

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Time For An Exam… For The Eyes

Preparing for a successful academic year includes scheduling your kid’s eye exam before school starts. It is to ensure their eyes are in top shape and correct vision issues with the proper eyewear. Tell the doctors about any notice of your childrens eye health problems, as learning can be more difficult if they remain uncorrected. 

Investing in their eye health gives them the chance to give their best academically. If refractive errors remain undetected, it can result in eye fatigue, intermittent blurry vision, and poor reading comprehension. Help them make learning fun and comfortable by taking the proactive step of accompanying them to an eye exam. 

Find a trusted optical shop that caters to kids! EO-Executive Optical Kids & Up offers a free eye checkup to help your little ones prepare for the upcoming school year.

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