Remember the good old days when kids played outside until dusk? Rode bikes in their neighborhoods? Built tree houses outside their bedroom windows?
This year, we’re encouraging you and your family to tap into these nostalgic activities with your very own Sight Sanctuary—a place for your kids to take a break from screens and near work to rest their eyes, get outside, and ignite their creativity.
Did you know that near work activities (i.e., screen time, reading a book, etc.) and less time outdoors are factors that can increase the progression of myopia, also known as nearsightedness? In fact, studies have shown that the risk of myopia is 3.5 times greater when kids spend more than 7 hours on screens per week.
This summer, try creating one of these outdoor Sight Sanctuaries with your family:
A dedicated space to practice sports
A fort to play games and put on plays
A treehouse where your kids can let their imaginations run free
Summer break is also the perfect time to schedule an eye doctor appointment for your kids and ask about new myopia treatment options – beyond conventional contacts and glasses.
Scroll to find more myopia information and resources to help guide those conversations with your eye doctor.
Learn more about important eye health milestones and new myopia treatment options for your kids.
Sometimes it’s hard to know what to ask your child’s eye doctor. Download the eye doctor discussion guide and discover just what to say in your next myopia conversation—which is the most important one you can have for your child’s future vision health.Download the Guide