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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 facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

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

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When to Have Kids’ Eye Exams

At The Eye Clinic of Texas we are often asked about the best time to have kids’ eyes screened, examined and evaluated for eye health and vision problems. asics aaron timberland pas cher The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommend that your child’s eyes be screened for problems at birth, by 6 months of age, at 3 to 4 years of age, at 5 years of age, and every following year. new balance femme asics gel lyte 3 Getting your kids eyes checked and screened regularly is critical for finding any issues that should be caught treated early. asics gel lyte v timberland discount In most instances it may not actually be necessary for your child to have an exam with an eye doctor as your pediatrician can do the initial screenings at the routine well child visits. soldes timberland nike soldes running However, for preemies or if there is any family history of childhood eye problems it’s probably a good idea to bring them in to see us and we might recommend more frequent or more detailed exams.

If you or someone you know would like to learn more or schedule a kids eye exam, 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 facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

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

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It’s tough to believe the summer is entering the time when Houston and Galveston children are thinking about heading back to school. Fjallraven Kanken Sales nike air max 2018 An important item on the back to school “readiness” checklist should include an eye exam. timberland femme 2018 nike air max While most parents can easily observe that children today operate in a very intense and demanding visual environment as they read, write, play sports, use computers and tablets-but the eye doctors at The Eye Clinic of Texas want to be sure to remind parents that children use their eyes and vision as critical tools in the learning process.

The most frequent eye problems we find in school age kids are the common vision problems of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. timberland roll top pas cher nike soldes Sometimes, not having clear vision in the classroom can lead to the undeserved perception of a behavioral problem or attention problem. nike air max femme ugg classic mini What we know is that kids are often unable to verbalize that they have a vision problem as they just don’t recognize it. basket new balance nike air force 1 The earlier a vision problem is detected and treated, the more likely treatment will be successful.

If you or someone you know needs a Back to School eye exam for children, please come in and see us at The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas or facebook.com/ecot.lasik to schedule an appointment.

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