Posted on 28th January 2021
We’ve had several patients get in touch to say their children are complaining of sore eyes and headaches at the moment. Older children in particular, are spending many hours on screens whilst homeschooling. It is far from an ideal situation but with no other option at the moment, how can we help children avoid this discomfort, and help the long-term health of their eyes?
As a result of spending much more time on close tasks and less on long distance, like activities, like sport, a child may be less likely to notice if their short-sight is suffering so, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. With short-sightedness (myopia) specifically, the sooner it is identified the more chance we have of slowing the progression.
Remember, we are here. If your child is suffering from any changes to their vision, headaches, sore eyes, sensitivity to screens or anything else that gives you cause for concern, please get in touch. Regardless, your child should still have their eyes examined at least every two years, more frequently if they have had any issues. We are open for appointments and can also provide advice via phone or video call.
22nd April 2021
After a year like no other, we are especially impressed by our optometrist, Rebecca Daly, who is one of the first individuals to have gained the NHS Education for Scotland Glaucoma Award Training (NES...Read more
14th April 2021
Myopia is expected to affect 50% of the world population by 2050. In the UK, the amount of myopia has increased from 10% to 23% of children in the past 50 years. In the past year, we have noticed an i...Read more