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Back to School Headaches

Findings from Nationwide Children’s Hospital physicians demonstrate that headaches increase in fall in children, a trend that may be due to back-to-school changes in stress, routines and sleep as well as eye and vision problems. new balance pas cher basket nike tn Although it may be difficult for parents to decipher a real headache from a child just wanting to hold onto summer a little longer and avoid going back to school, there is a variety of other common triggers including poor hydration and prolonged screen time that could contribute to a child’s discomfort. ugg australia nike air max 2014 The increase in fall headaches may be attributed to a number of factors, including academic stressors, schedule changes and an increase in extracurricular activity. nike dunk bottes timberland Other common headache triggers include lack of adequate sleep, skipping meals, poor hydration, too much caffeine in soft drinks, lack of exercise and prolonged electronic screen time. asics gel quantum 360 ugg australia discount Parents should work with their child’s pediatrician to evaluate, manage and prevent headaches. asics nimbus nike blazer Once these factors are controlled, it is important to be sure that there are no subtle or obvious eye health or vision problems by scheduling a routine eye exam for your child.

If you or someone you know has a child suffering from “back to school” headaches and has addressed the possible causes with your pediatrician, consider whether it is time to schedule an eye exam and please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.