Recess May Reduce Nearsightedness

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Although myopia (or nearsightedness) is normally inherited, cases have increased by more than 65 percent in the U.S. since 1970, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Although myopia in children is correctable, it can become more severe in adulthood, increasing the risk of diseases such as glaucoma and retinal detachment. Fortunately, several studies suggestRead more…

5 Common Habits That Hurt Your Eyes

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You use your eyes for countless tasks everyday. Nevertheless, most people rarely think about just how important their eyes really are. In fact, many parents and children alike are not taking proper care of their eyes. If you’re guilty of any of the following five bad habits, you could be permanently damaging your eye health. OverusingRead more…

How to Prevent Eye Strain This School Year

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A fourth of children in school require glasses or contact lenses to correct vision problems that often go undetected, reports the American Optometric Association (AOA). Since many eye health problems are left untreated, issues like eye strain can become increasingly worse overtime.  Cause of Eye Strain in Children Children often find it difficult to adapt to increasingRead more…

Check Out Real Kids’ New Back-to-School Campaign!

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As you prepare your children for upcoming fall sports, outdoor activities and recess, make sure you add protective eyewear and sunglasses to their back-to-school shopping list. Even if skies are overcast, sun protection is essential for keeping young eyes safe from the damaging effects of UV rays. With many kids already back in school, now is an ideal timeRead more…

Prepare Your Child for National Eye Exam Month in August

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In the U.S. alone, around 12.2 million people lack the vision correction they need. According to the Vision Council of America, this is due in part to the fact that almost half of parents with children under the age of 12 have never taken their kids to see an eye care professional. As a result, August hasRead more…