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Taking Care of Your Eyes

As a mom I need to be able to see.  As a blogger I need to be able to see. In my daytime job I need to be able to see. We all need our eyes to be in tip top shape. That is something we can all agree on. But we do not take the time to take care of our eyes. At least I don’t.

At my last appointment my doctor told me I need to wear my contacts less and glasses more. Ever since my hysterectomy my eyes have been different. Contacts hurt my eyes and my head. So I wear my glasses daily.

As part of the Visionworks Let’s Go See movement they are teaching about children’s eye health. I feel the same goes for us as well.

Signs that your child might have trouble seeing:

    • Headaches and dizziness
    • Squinting
    • Holding books close to their face or too far away
    • Sitting close to the TV, computer or tablet
    • Twisting or tilting their head to favor one eye
    • Frequent blinking or rubbing their eyes
    • Inability to judge distance properly (bumping into things)
    • Decreased performance in school and athletics

Do you have any of these symptoms? Maybe it is time to have your eyes checked out.

My daughter and I recently had our eyes checked and new glasses prescribed. Check out our new accessories. Aren’t they beautiful?

Taking Care of Your Eyes

If you haven’t taken the pledge I told you about here, NOW is the time! Take the pledge to get your kids an eye exam every school year, starting this year! It’s as important to their health as annual physicals and dental exams. Parents can take the pledge at http://www.letsgosee.net/pledge/.eye exams for kids and my daughter's first glasses

You can also help a child in need. Visionworks is giving out 10,000 vouchers good for a free eye exam and glasses. If a child doesn’t have vision insurance or Medicaid, aren’t signed up for ACA and can’t afford an eye exam and glasses, or if you know of a school or organization that has children who could benefit, nominate them for a free voucher at http://www.letsgosee.net/help/. Nominations can be made in English or Spanish.

Now go get your eyes checked!

Heather Brummett

I am Heather Brummett . I'm just a real mom, sharing my real life experiences with the world. Thank you for being a part of my world. Here you will find recipes, crafts, fun ideas for the kids, how to work at home, encouragement, inspiration, and the latest news in and around Houston. To be featured or for information on freelance work contact me at [email protected]

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