Summer is made to soak up the sun, which is great for eye health — just 76 extra minutes outside a day can reduce the risk of myopia by 50%. But with today’s options, kids can easily spend their time off indoors, playing on devices and doing near work.
Join our hottest challenge yet — take a Screen Staycation and go 24 hours without interacting with any screens at home!
To help your family make the most of your tech timeout, try one of these outdoor activities:
• Play Frisbee: Heads up! Your kids can exercise their vision both near and far as they toss this disc outside.
• Fly a Kite: A timeless classic. Run it, fly it, eye it! If your kids are having a hard time seeing the kite up high, it may be time to visit the eye doctor.
• Hide and Go Seek: Ready or not, here you come! The perfect game to test your children’s vision, as well as their creativity when it comes to hiding spots.
Don’t forget to wear sunglasses, apply sunscreen, and most importantly, have fun!
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And don’t forget to check out our eye doctor discussion guide to aid myopia discussions during your child’s next visit!
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