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The importance of eye exams

The Importance of Eye Exams


Give your eyes a rest….. If you spend a lot of time at the computer or focusing on any one thing, you sometimes forget to blink and your eyes can get fatigued. Try the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look away about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds. This can help reduce eyestrain.

Fairway Eye Center spoke to KSHB Channel 41‘s Alyson Bruner about the importance of eye exams. The time on spent digital devices is a concern as kids head back to school. We see at least one patient a day with eye strain issues like headaches, dry eyes and other problems from too much screen time.

Statistics from the American Optometric Association:

  • Over 70% of vision problems goes undetected during vision screenings
  • There are an estimated 10 million children in the US with undiagnosed vision problems that can affect learning and development
  • Only 7% of US kids get an eye exam by the time they are starting 1st grade

14 thoughts on “The Importance of Eye Exams”

  1. Those statistics are pretty shocking, especially that 10 million children have vision problems that are undiagnosed. When is the earliest you should have your child’s eyes tested? My vision is pretty bad so it is likely my kids aren’t going to have 20-20. http://www.olyeye.com/

  2. I didn’t realize that only seven percent of US kids got an eye exam before first grade. I can see how paying attention to this can help our children avoid any eye problems and be able to notice anything wrong early enough to be able to treat it. I would want to help my children be as healthy as they can and help them see the beauty that surrounds them. http://www.professionalvisionservices.com/services

  3. That’s so sad that only 7% of US kids get an eye exam by the time they are starting 1st grade! I’ve heard that having your eyes checked often can help you to avoid headaches caused by straining your eyes. I’ll have to make sure that my children are all up-to-date on their eye exams!

  4. Getting an eye exam is super important! It’s scary to think that over 70% of vision problems go undetected during vision screenings, so those aren’t enough. I haven’t gotten an eye exam in years, but I will try and get one soon. https://www.sao2020.com/

  5. I found it interesting when you said that eye straining can cause headaches as well as dry eyes. I’ve had computer jobs and looking back, experienced dry eye, I wonder if it was caused by that. This is definitely something I’ll keep in mind, and try avoiding o that I don’t acquire any serious eye problems.http://visionsource-whitebeareyeclinic.com/

  6. I like how you said that you should get an eye test so that you can know with a surety if there are any reasons for you to get glasses or contacts to improve your vision and eye health. Thanks for mentioning how many problems with one’s vision can result from it not being noticed in exams. My husband and I want to have our kids’ eyes’ tested for 20/20 vision, and we are looking into optometrists that are qualified and experienced in their field to give us accurate results. http://www.drjoelzuckerbraun.com

  7. I had no idea that looking at something other than screens after 20 minutes of screen time will help to not strain your eyes. I also like how you said that eye exams are very important. My husband has had straining eyes, so we are looking into an eye doctor to check them. http://www.tri-stateeyes.com/drs-biography

  8. The part that I liked the most was when you said that eye exams are important because children are likely to suffer vision problems that will affect their learning and development. If that is true, then I will advise my sister to have the eyes of her young son checked annually from now on. The family has a history of vision problems, so there’s no harm in being prepared in case the kid has the same problem. Thanks! https://www.dr-endo.com/Order_ContactsandAppointments

  9. Thanks for pointing out that you can reduce eyestrain by looking away from your screen for 20 seconds every 20 minutes. My sister recently started an office job, and looking at a screen all day has really started to bother her eyes. I’ll definitely give her a call and tell her about the 20-20-20 rule you suggested! https://bettervision.com/

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