If you find your child getting more tired at school or after school and they may have a problem with their vision that can be easily solved.

The level of pressure that is on our kids school varies depending on the time of year, and as the year rolls on and we head into the final terms we find that many children begin to struggle to maintain the concentration, or start the push themselves more thereby causing an increasing tiredness and other symptoms like headaches and sore eyes.

If you notice your child getting more tired at school or after-school, and if you recognise that his is increasing as the year rolls on, then you need to examine the situation closely.

Here are a few things for you to consider…

1. A Child Getting More Tired at School is Not Normal

The first thing to realise is that your child getting more tired at school or seeming to be excessively tired after school is not normal.
Many people put their?child’s excessive tiredness down to factors like not sleeping well, or doing too many out-of-school activities. While this may be true, excessive tiredness among schoolchildren especially at school or after school is almost always a result of their having to concentrate more and more, thereby stressing the visual system.

So if you find your child getting more tired at school as the year progresses, don’t just put it down to extracurricular activities.

Have your child’s eyes tested and make sure that they are not suffering from eye strain, made worse by the increase pressure of their school year.

2. Is Your Child Getting more Tired at School or on Weekends?

A definite warning sign is when your child is getting more tired at school than they do on weekends. If weekends are busy but your child seems to handle things, but they get excessively tired during the week, then this is almost always a sign that they are failing to cope with the pressure of school and that usually means eyestrain.

3. Does Excessive Tiredness Affect Schoolwork?

There is no doubt that has your child is getting more tired at school the overall performance decreases. This is true also of the adults, because our level of concentration and our ability to think clearly and apply ourselves is reduced the time to we get.

If your child is struggling at school, and especially if you find your child getting more tired at school, dealing with eyestrain problems could easily cause a significant improvement in their school performance and the concentration span.

4. If My Child is Getting More Tired at School is there any Danger?

If you find your child is getting more tired at school than they were before, there is a very clear and present danger that they will start to go short sighted. Shortsightedness in our school population is set to increase by 200% in a 10 year period, primarily due to the amount of close work kids are now doing based around technology.

When a child starts to use large amounts of technology like iPads, tablets and phones, and when they start to spend long periods of time on computers, studying or even watching movies on their laptop, the pressure on the visual system increases dramatically.

If your child is a high achieving child, they’re not going to put up with getting more tired at school for long. most often, they will try to find a way round this problem, and one of the most common ways now is for your child to go myopic or short sighted.

In shortsightedness development, kids lock their focus on the near objects they are concentrating on for long periods of time, and when their focus fails to relax back in the distance the distance becomes blurry. If this becomes permanent, which it often does, they have found a solution to getting more tired at school, but at the expense of the distance vision.

Short sighted children frequently finish in full-time glasses for the rest of their lives, so the stakes are high.

What Can I Do About my Child Getting More Tired at School?

One of the most important things you can do to help your child if you notice they are getting more tired at school is to get their eyes tested. As a behavioural optometrist, I see excessively tired children frequently and in most cases and able to offer a quick and effective solution using glasses, eye exercises or both.

Of course, any way you can take the pressure off your child will help as well. Having them do less schoolwork, spending less time with technology or doing less after-school activities should decrease the tiredness. However, many times they are resistant to making these changes, and you will do well to examine when it is that they are seeming to be excessively tired.

The big warning bell is when they are getting more tired at school or immediately after school. If they are coming home with a headache or sore eyes, or they seem dreamy or bleary when you pick them up from school, then this is most often an eye problem which can be quickly and easily dealt with.

Sing a behavioural optometrist’s and getting a behavioural vision test can indicate whether focus, eye teaming or something else is affecting their vision. In my practice, I sit and discuss the issues with parents and children, and also revealed the sorts of adverse effects that can come about as a result of the child getting more tired at school.

To avoid problems like shortsightedness, to increase their concentration and improve their performance at school, the right eye test is frequently the answer.

So don’t let your child continue to struggle when the answer could be right in front of your eyes! If you find your child getting more tired at school than ever before, get a behavioural eye test and help them to reach their full potential without excessive tiredness.

The Shortsighted Epidemic

Short sighted spectaclesWe are facing shortsighted epidemic, but most optometrists are short sighted in that they don?t even recognize the epidemic.

This epidemic is affecting children between the ages of five and 20, and is directly dependent on the amount of close or sustained near work that they are attempting. The reason this epidemic is happening is because of the rise of small screens, especially iPods, iPads and smart phones.

Children tend to go short sighted when they are doing a lot of close work, and particularly if their parents are also shortsighted. With the rise of hand-held devices and laptops, children are spending an exorbitant amount of time focusing on these near tasks, often not looking up at a distant object for hours at a time. Whether it be texting friends, studying or playing intense computer games, many children are locking their focus on screens for hours at a time without taking any breaks.

This amount of intense concentration and focus on a task is causing a rise in short sightedness, where the distance goes blurry but reading and close work is less stressful and easier.

How to Fight the Short Sighted Epidemic

Many eye care professionals simply increase the power of a child?s distance glasses year after year, but behavioural optometrists like myself are not happy to do this. There are some steps that you can take to fight the shortsighted epidemic, with the planned that we limit the growth of short sightedness your child, hopefully keeping them out of full time glasses for their entire life.

Firstly, place limits on the amount of close work that they do, especially on small screens. When it comes to study, Internet surfing, Facebook, texting and especially gaming, make sure that they take five minutes off every half an hour. In addition, remind them to look away from the screen and get a distant object clear at least every five minutes.

Secondly, make sure that your child is fitted bifocals rather than conventional single vision distance glasses. Bifocals have a proven track record of reducing myopia, and the key in our treatment of the condition.

Finally, download my special myopia reducing vision therapy package and start doing the right eye exercises regularly. This contains eye exercises that can be incorporated into your child?s daily routine, as well as specific exercises that you have to set time aside for

If you take the time to stop short sighted epidemic now, the long term aim is to keep your child out of glasses for distance where long into the future. This aim is possible, but you need to act early and be consistent in dealing with the condition. With a little bit of effort, you can save your child from the shortsighted epidemic.

short sightedness in childrenThere is little doubt that the amount of short sightedness in children is rapidly increasing right across the world and most experts believe that the reason for this is the amount of near and particularly screen based activity children are now doing.

We can see short sightedness rising, but conventional optometry offers little in the way of trying to prevent short sightedness in children.? The basic plan for most optometrists is, ?Just wait until you are blurry, and then I will give you glasses for seeing distances.? However, what they don?t tell you is that, if we follow conventional treatment, there is an extremely high chance that the prescription will increase every year as the child grows, and that their dependence on their glasses will also increase.

In essence, we are growing myopic or short sighted kids, and millions of children are destined for full time dependence on glasses or contact lenses, or even laser surgery.

But as a behavioural optometrist, I am passionate about combating short sightedness in our kids, and have discovered some amazing keys to helping this increasing condition.

So What is Short Sightedness?

Short sightedness occurs when the eye length is too long for the optics of the eye, so distant objects appear blurry, but near objects are clear and comfortable.? Traditionally, bookworms, computer geeks and anyone who concentrates for long periods of time may end up short sighted.? What we did not expect is that all of our kids would go shortsighted too!

With the invention of the smart phone, ipod, ipad and hand held games, children are doing more near centred activity in their day than ever before!? Ask any parent and they are likely to relate a story of how their kid can do amazing things on a computer or tablet, and how getting them to stop and go outside and play is a difficult task!

This is common right across the developed world, and while we all love the technology, we are creating a generation of short sighted kids.

How to Stop Short Sightedness in Children

While many mechanisms are responsible for short sightedness, including everything from genetics to diet, I believe that the biggest factor is the amount of near work children now do, and this is one area we can fight back with!

Asking your child to do less reading or screen based work (or games!!!) is probably not going to happen, but protecting their eyes as they do it can definitely happen.? Remember, the aim is to stop the progression of the condition, and taking pressure of kids as they do close work is a great starting point.

In practice, Darin uses reading glasses, bifocals, specialized myopia reducing contact lenses and eye exercises to get the best results, and he has a proven track record of stopping, and sometimes even reducing the short sightedness in kids

At Eye CU Optometrists, we aim to be the most innovative and holistic sunshine coast optometrist, especially in the field of children?s vision, and so Darin is constantly studying and researching better ways to deal with short sightedness in children.

He has just published a book of eye exercises that he uses every day with his patients, and already he is seeing encouraging results in short sightedness reduction and limitation.

So if you are looking for a sunshine coast optometrist who is stopping and even reducing short sightedness in children, we?ll see you at Eye CU Optometrists!

eye exercises for myopiaWith many internet sites claiming all sorts of things, you may be wondering if eye exercises for myopia really work.? Can we do eye exercises and affect the amount of myopia, or are all short sighted people condemned to a lifetime of glasses, contact lenses or laser surgery?

 

To understand the effectiveness of eye exercises for myopia we first need to understand a little about what myopia is, the causes and how we can treat it using eye exercises.

 

Myopia is short sightedness or nearsightedness, and it refers to a condition where near objects are clear but distant object appear blurry.? It is often corrected by optometrists using a minus or concave lens.

 

The cause is a little less clear (excuse the pun!).? While genetics and diet play a role, most experts believe that the main cause of myopia is excessive near work.? Hence the condition happens most frequently to those who spend large amounts of time doing concentrated near work.

 

Myopes tend to be people like book worms, computer geeks and students.? Accountants are frequently myopic, as are heavy internet users or computer gamers.? One recent phenomenon which has seen a massive spike in the number of shortsighted young people is the rise of hand held technology, including tablets, iPods, smart phones and the like.

 

All of these strongly suggest that too much near work stresses the visual system to the point where it collapses, causing it to adapt by letting the distance go blurred to preserve near vision

 

But Do Eye Exercises for Myopia Control Really Work?

 

As a behavioral optometrist I use eye exercises as a means of helping to treat short sightedness every day.? If you understand that the root cause of myopia is excessive strain due to excessive near work, then you can look for the signs.

 

In my practice I can measure not only when myopia is happening, but also see the changes to a person?s focus and eye teaming abilities which accompany the onset on the condition.? If this is the case, I have a selection of eye exercises for myopia which are proven to work in the majority of cases, and all of these exercises have to do with reducing the stress on vision and especially focus and eye teaming abilities.

 

Here on this site you will find a number of eye exercises for myopia which you can try at home for free.? If you want to get really serious about stopping myopia, we also have a complete series of vision therapy for a fraction of what you will pay in an optometrist?s office.

 

As with all therapies, eye exercises for myopia require a level of commitment and small changes in the way you do things, but this is a small price to pay to stay out of full time glasses, isn?t it?

 

When you consider that the alternative is hundreds of dollars for glasses or contact lenses, or thousands of dollars for laser surgery, eye exercises for myopia control are extremely cost effective and, more importantly, they actually work.

eye exercises for myopiaWith many internet sites claiming all sorts of things, you may be wondering if eye exercises for myopia really work.? Can we do eye exercises and affect the amount of myopia, or are all short sighted people condemned to a lifetime of glasses, contact lenses or laser surgery?

 

To understand the effectiveness of eye exercises for myopia we first need to understand a little about what myopia is, the causes and how we can treat it using eye exercises.

 

Myopia is short sightedness or nearsightedness, and it refers to a condition where near objects are clear but distant object appear blurry.? It is often corrected by optometrists using a minus or concave lens.

 

The cause is a little less clear (excuse the pun!).? While genetics and diet play a role, most experts believe that the main cause of myopia is excessive near work.? Hence the condition happens most frequently to those who spend large amounts of time doing concentrated near work.

 

Myopes tend to be people like book worms, computer geeks and students.? Accountants are frequently myopic, as are heavy internet users or computer gamers.? One recent phenomenon which has seen a massive spike in the number of shortsighted young people is the rise of hand held technology, including tablets, iPods, smart phones and the like.

 

All of these strongly suggest that too much near work stresses the visual system to the point where it collapses, causing it to adapt by letting the distance go blurred to preserve near vision

 

But do Eye Exercises for Myopia Control Really Work?

 

As a behavioral optometrist I use eye exercises as a means of helping to treat short sightedness every day.? If you understand that the root cause of myopia is excessive strain due to excessive near work, then you can look for the signs.

 

In my practice I can measure not only when myopia is happening, but also see the changes to a person?s focus and eye teaming abilities which accompany the onset on the condition.? If this is the case, I have a selection of eye exercises for myopia which are proven to work in the majority of cases, and all of these exercises have to do with reducing the stress on vision and especially focus and eye teaming abilities.

 

Here on this site you will find a number of eye exercises for myopia which you can try at home for free.? If you want to get really serious about stopping myopia, we also have a complete series of vision therapy for a fraction of what you will pay in an optometrist?s office.

 

As with all therapies, eye exercises for myopia require a level of commitment and small changes in the way you do things, but this is a small price to pay to stay out of full time glasses, isn?t it?

 

When you consider that the alternative is hundreds of dollars for glasses or contact lenses, or thousands of dollars for laser surgery, eye exercises for myopia control are extremely cost effective and, more importantly, they actually work.