It seems the good old days where kids played outside everyday afterschool and on weekends are gone. With new technology such as IPads, Xbox, and 3D television, it’s now more difficult to get kids to play outside than ever before. “Please Mom, just one five more minutes?” Myopia, or nearsightedness in children, has reached alarming levels around the world, and can be linked to the decrease of exposure to sunlight and physical activity.
Soak Up The Sun
Did you know that spending an extra 40 minutes outside to “soak up the sun” and play can decrease the rate of myopia in children? If your child is having trouble seeing distant objects, and is also spending most of his/her time inside then this could be a contributing factor. Fact: It’s estimated that half of kids in the United States are affected by Myopia.
Swift Eyewear encourages you to help us not make Canada match this number. Schools and parents should work together to create exciting activities for students to spend more time outside and explore. Let’s bring back the days of investigating ant hills, tracking paw prints, and rolling down hills. If both you and your partner both have myopia, your child has a higher risk of developing the condition, so it’s time to make a change.
Stay UV Protected with Swift’s AP102 Black Polarized Shades
If you’re planning a fun get-away this fall, or simply taking in the last few weekends at the cottage, it’s important to stay UV-protected. I love aviator frames, and adore Swift’s AP102 Black polarized shades. These sunnies will keep your eyes safe while providing you with the essentials to have unforgettable experiences with your family. We have styles to cater to your entire family… starting at $35! Swift says stay safe, stay protected, have fun.
Written by: Kaitlin Cartwright
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