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July 4, 2021

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With the focus on digital devices, we feel it important to continue emphasising the importance of heeding the rules that will help prevent the harmful effects of digital devices.

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We impress upon mums to ensure their children appreciate that regular breaks are a priority when using a mobile, a tablet or a computer. Teaching them the 20-20-20 rule  is the first step in the right direction, as is taking those well-needed breaks rather than depending on support such as blue-light-blocking glasses. These do play an important role in blocking the detrimental effects of blue light, but rest is of extreme importance.

Being in a pandemic is no reason to neglect your children’s vision screenings that are essential to identifying potential issues with eyesight. Middle childhood is, generally, the first time a child’s vision problems become noticeable – this being the time when children are actively engaged in schoolwork. They need to apply their sight to the blackboard, computer monitor and/or books. This is when your child may start to complain that he/she is struggling to see or read. Some children do not identify that they have a problem thinking that the way they are seeing is normal.

Our advice to parents is to be aware of your child:

  • starting to squint,
  • adjusting his/her physical position – moving close to the TV or computer screen and by taking books right up to his/her face,
  • dropping grades,
  • developing headaches, dry eyes, or other physical symptoms related to vision problems,
  • having increased accidents such as tripping.

Conditions such as myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), and astigmatism (irregular curvature of the eye’s cornea or lens, resulting in blurry vision) may require prescription glasses – your optometrist will give you professional advice. We urge parents with children who have vision problems to recognise the importance of regular visits to the eye doctor so that any vision changes and problems can be monitored, and prescriptions adjusted.

For more information on eye care for children, we recommend you read a previous article.



Our optometrists in The Atrium Berea, 430 Peter Mokaba Ridge, in Overport, will answer your queries, help you choose the best option for you – and lead you to a happy outcome.

We offer a safe, welcoming environment, follow all the Covid-19 health protocols – and implore you to follow good eye-care practices.

Let your eye care journey start with us.

Let your eye care journey start with us.

“The Visonworks Overport Team”

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