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Back to School


As the new school year comes around, it is important to remember the visual demands of your child when learning. An important factor for your child’s visual demands is the appropriate prescription glasses, which can change from year to year. It is recommended that school age children have annual eye exams.

Your child may experience any of the following symptoms inside or out of the classroom:

  • Blurry vision
  • Headaches
  • Eye strain or tired eyes
  • Dry eyes
  • Eye rubbing
  • Excessive squinting or blinking
  • Eye turn

To avoid these visual stressors, an eye exam would be appropriate.

Myopia (nearsightedness) has significantly increased in today’s population. This is largely due to the increased amount of near work that children have in the modern-day classroom, which involves both books and many devices. 

Additionally, the new face mask protocol in classrooms may pose issues in glasses wearers, including lens fogging and overall discomfort. Here are some tips to reduce these issues:

  • Anti-fog lens solution
  • Surgical tape over the top edge of your child’s mask

It is also important to be mindful of the “20-20-20 Rule”: This rule says for every 20 minutes spent looking at a screen, you should then look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. This simple exercise helps relax your focusing system. Taking breaks outside is also a great way to reduce eye strain since this exposes them to natural light and allows them to focus on objects at different distances.

Schedule an annual exam for your child to ensure their eye health and prepare them for a successful academic year! 

For more ways to help alleviate eye strain in your child, check out our section “Children Eye Strain” on our website by clicking here: 



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Brea, CA 92821
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Fax: 866-801-4739

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