Tag: kids vision
Keep your kids entertained and teach them something cool about how their eyes work! From optical illusions to seeing colors in the dark – we have created activities that are entertaining, educational AND good for their eyes. Choose your favorite activity below or, if you’re feeling extra ambitious, give them all a whirl!
Have you ever wondered how optical illusions really work? Or if you’re a parent, have you ever been stumped by your kid wanting you to explain one? Here’s a brief explanation of how some of them work and a great activity to do with your kids for illustration.
Seeing the various colors across the spectrum is actually much more scientific than people may know. Your eyes and brain do a lot of work to help you define how you see colors (or don’t) and factors outside of your body, like lighting, can make a big difference. Read a little bit about the science […]
We most often think of blind spots when we are driving. It’s obvious because there are pieces of the car in the way or the mirrors don’t quite cover everything. But did you know you actually have a blind spot right in front of you? It’s true. Here’s a brief explanation of how your eyes […]
Have you ever noticed how the small black dot in the middle of your eye changes size? When you wake up in the middle of the night and flip a light on, does it take a moment for you to be able to see properly? These two occurrences are actually related to one another. They […]
In-person, mixed instruction or still fully virtual – back-to-school plans for our children vary across the country. Planning for your child’s return to school this fall will undoubtedly be filled with unknowns. As parents, we can’t control everything, but one thing we can do is ensure our kids are prepared for learning in whatever form […]
Think About Your Eyes was pleased to connect with Dr. Rachael Wruble, OD of Belmont Eye to focus on what is happening with children’s vision during the current pandemic. Dr. Wruble was named 2017 Young Optometrist of the Year, 2018 Young Optometrist of the South, and 2018 Women in Optometry Theia Award. She completed her […]
Most parents feel we have a good handle on our children’s health. We keep an eye on our kids’ daily routines, make sure they eat their fruits and veggies, keep them home when they have a fever…all of the normal stuff. But most of our information comes from watching what they do or asking questions. […]
See what happens as parents and teachers do a virtual reality demo that lets them sample how various vision impairments impact vision. The results speak for themselves as people realize just how difficult simple learning tasks could be for students with undiagnosed eye problems.
Think About Your Eyes (TAYE), a national public awareness campaign about the importance of comprehensive annual eye exam with an optometrist, attended the Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador Summit last summer in Cleveland, Ohio to highlight the need for students to check their eyes. Through TAYE, students participated in sports activities with simulated […]