Sports and games are lots of fun
and children need to play and run.
But eyes are soft and can be hurt
by sticks, and stones, and flying dirt.
So when you play make Seymour cheer
and always wear protective gear.
Your eyes see close and far away
so practice seeing both each day.
Tablets, computers, and TVs are fun,
but get outside and enjoy the sun.
For Parents & Educators
Sometimes, playing can lead to eye injuries or eye strain. With these easy tips from Seymour, children can learn how to protect their sight. Here are some extra tips for you:
- Be sure to buy sunglasses that block 100% of UVB and UVA rays.
- According to the American Optometric Association, children feel eye strain from using computers, tablets, and phones too long. So be sure to balance screen time with outdoor time. Outdoor playtime helps children exercise their bodies and their long-distance vision.
- Proper eye protection can prevent sports injuries. And by safely storing hazardous home goods, you can reduce your child’s risk of injury at home.
If your child recently participated in a free vision screening conducted by KidSight, please take a moment to fill out a survey? Your answers will help us improve the efficiency and effectiveness of KidSight. Any information you provide will be greatly appreciated and kept confidential.