Children – The Demand on their eyes

Posted on November 19, 2014 in Children & Babies, Inbetweeners

The visual demands of children now are very different!

Many people ask me about children and their vision in relation to the increasing use of technology.  Do they make their eyes worse?

The fact is we are all using our eyes in a completely different manner to how we were 30 years ago.  Smart TV, smart phones and tablets not to mention computers at work, college and school as well as interactive whiteboards and e-books mean that we are using our eyes much more and for more prolonged periods of time than ever before.  So much information at the touch of a button.

As a result we are seeing increased numbers of children experiencing headaches, eyestrain, tired and red eyes.  This is not caused by the computers, but by a number of external factors such as poor visual habits.  

Try our 20:20:20:20 rule if your child is having issues. 

Every 20 minutes look a distance of 20 feet away for 20 seconds, blinking 20 times and then resume your task.  And remember to get some fresh air!

Life Through our Childrens Eyes

Your child’s eyesight is one of their most precious senses. 95% of what a child learns is through their eyes. If a child has a problem with their eyesight, it can lead to learning and behavioural problems.

PS Book now if you or your child are experiencing eye problems

 

Learn more about our Bright Eyes children vision screening carried out here.   

 

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