As the Easter school holidays approach, parents are faced with the challenge of keeping their children entertained, especially if the weather is not cooperative. One activity that children tend to resort to is spending more time indoors, and on digital devices. With this in mind, Consett Eyecare, your local opticians, would like to highlight the importance of regular eye checks for children’s eye health.

The importance of spending time outdoors

Studies have shown that children who spend more time outdoors have a lower risk of developing myopia (short-sightedness). Therefore, encourage your children to play outside and engage in regular exercise. Two hours of outdoor activity a day is ideal.

The impact of digital devices on children’s eyes

Moreover, the excessive use of digital devices can cause digital eye strain and fatigue, especially for children who are still developing their vision. Experts recommend using night settings on devices that have them, to reduce the amount of blue light emitted by the screen during night-time hours. It is also important to turn off digital devices at least an hour before bedtime to improve sleep quality.
The importance of regular eye checks

Consett Eyecare recommends booking your child in for a sight test every two years, starting from the age of three. However, if your optometrist recommends it, your child may require more frequent eye checks. Regular eye exams are essential for early detection of any potential vision problems that could affect your child’s learning and development.

Choosing the right frames

At Consett Eyecare, we understand that children can be a little rough and tumble, and their glasses may take a beating. Therefore, we are offering a promotion for the Easter holiday: buy any branded frame and receive a free second pair. This way, parents have peace of mind knowing that their child has a backup pair of specs in case of any accidents.

We have recently acquired a new range of beautiful and fun frames featuring beloved characters such as Batman, Barbie, LOL, and Looney Tunes. Our frames are so adorable that we wish we could be children again to enjoy them too. We hope that our frames will make wearing glasses more fun for children and encourage them to wear them regularly.

At Consett Eyecare, we are committed to providing quality eye care for the entire family. We encourage parents to take advantage of our promotion and invest in their child’s eye health by booking an eye exam and choosing from our fun and fashionable range of children’s frames.

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