Many of our children in the region have been away from school for a super extended March break. The COVID 19 pandemic has shifted student's learning environment online and onto digital devices. Between ZOOM video chats, staying indoors, and virtual learning, studies show children are logging twice as much screen time as they did before COVID 19.
This September is full of unknowns for students returning to school either full time or part time. One thing we can be sure of is that increased screen times from March to September will require your students to get their eyes tested. Too much screen time makes the eyes work harder, which can lead to vision problems like "digital eye strain."
Symptoms of digital eye strain include: headaches, blurred vision, and dry eyes.
Since 80% of our learning is visual, it's important to start kids off back to school with a full eye exam. A change in vision can effect how your child learns. Academic difficulties for school-aged children are often linked to vision problems, but eye exams go frequently overlooked when diagnosing a child's learning discrepancies.
So many things are out of our control during this uncertain time, but being proactive and staying on top of your child’s eye health is one thing parents can do to make sure their student is ready for school in the Fall.
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Welcoming back our valued customers, starting this Wednesday, June 3, we are accepting appointments!
Please call ahead to book your eye exam with Dr. Kar (905) 751-0169 or book online!
Our re-opening will be implemented in stages with social distancing and disinfecting processes to be strictly adhered to.
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In an effort to protect our staff, our customers, and our communities we are temporarily closing our doors. Thank you for your continued support during this time.
In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 the provincial government has closed the doors to many non-essential businesses. Optometry and optician services are not non-essential, and we are open for emergency purchases ie. broken glasses, re-ordering of contact lenses, but we are closed to the public.
If you have an emergency order call us at (905) 751-0169 the phone line has been forwarded to a staff member who can take your call.
Stay safe everyone, and remember to stay home whenever possible. The faster this is all over, the safer for everyone #StayHomeStaySafe
With the majority of the population stuck in isolation, many of us are spending a great deal more of our time staring at screens from laptops, computers, smartphones, gaming systems and televisions. This can put a lot of strain on our eyes and cause eye fatigue.
To protect your eyes when using your screens, you must remember to give your eyes a break! Use the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and focus your eyes on something at least 20 feet away.
This video from the Canadian Association of Optometrists explains the 20-20-20 rule very well.
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