More children are being diagnosed with nearsightedness, but experts aren’t sure why

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    More children are being diagnosed with nearsightedness, but experts aren’t sure why.     Helping to prevent nearsightedness in children may be as simple as urging them to spend more time outside, some experts say. Possibly due to changing habits among children — spending more time reading in dim light and spending more… Read more »

Parents: The solar eclipse is nothing to fear. Here’s how to watch it with your kids.

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    (Fethi Belaid/AFP/Getty Images) Parents: The solar eclipse is nothing to fear. Here’s how to watch it with your kids. (This is reprinted from the Washington Post.)   A total solar eclipse is an incredible thing — something I deeply believe should be experienced by adults and children alike. It literally illustrates how our solar… Read more »

Blue Light

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        Life hack for better sleep:  Reduce Blue Light exposure at night We all know UV light (ultra-violet) is harmful to our eyes, but did you know that blue-violet light (emitted with from artificial sources or the sun) can also cause health issues? With our kids all using Chromebooks or other tablets… Read more »

More Computer Time May Be Causing Nearsightedness in U.S. Kids

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More Computer Time May Be Causing Nearsightedness in U.S. Kids  Eye experts suggest boosting outdoor time to get young eyes focusing on distant objects   Children who spend lots of time indoors and on computers and other electronic devices may be raising their risk for nearsightedness, a panel of U.S. ophthalmology experts suggests. The prevalence… Read more »

Childrens Eye Exams. Here’s Why Oldest Children Are More Likely to Be Nearsighted

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  Childrens Eye Exams. Here’s Why Oldest Children Are More Likely to Be Nearsighted       It could have to do with new parents investing more in their education according according to a recent Time Magazine article we want to share with you. If you’re an oldest child, stereotypes suggest you’re probably organized, an… Read more »

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

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  August has arrived and that means that many parents are preparing their children for another school year. August has been declared Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month by Prevent Blindness America. When 80% of learning occurs through the eyes, healthy vision is essential to a child’s success in the classroom. In addition to buying… Read more »

Back-to-school eye exams more essential than ever

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Back-to-school eye exams more essential than ever To capture the public’s attention, and prompt them to take action, AOA’s annual Ready for School public relations campaign emphasizes the growing strain that digital device use is putting on children’s eyes, and how to deal with it. “We have a responsibility to the eye and vision health of… Read more »

Eyecare Associates of Lees Summit Stresses Importance Of Full Vision Exams For Babies, Toddlers

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Eyecare Associates of Lees Summit Stresses Importance Of Full Vision Exams For Babies, Toddlers A recent article in the Pittsburg Tribune Review by Kellie Gormley reports that more and more younger children are being diagnosed with vision problems, “medical professionals and parents are catching the problems earlier then they did in previous generations.” Dr. Julie… Read more »