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The importance of eye exams

The Importance of Eye Exams

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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
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5 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/

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