If you are home-schooling your children at the moment during lockdown, you probably know what it is like to juggle lots of different things at once.

So if you are looking for some extra inspiration, you should check out the Specsavers website for their new activity hub.

Loads of fun

It has loads of educational activities for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, and also an activity pack full of fun facts, colouring sheets and challenges like making a pinhole camera which you can download for them to use offline.

And this screen break could be important, as the eye health experts from the Specsavers stores across Cornwall warn that the amount of time children spend staring at electronic devices has grown dramatically during lockdown.

Taking the strain

This additional screen time could be causing eye strain. While this is unlikely to cause permanent damage it can cause headaches, sore or tired eyes, difficulty focusing, dry eyes, blurred or double vision, and increased sensitivity to light.

The experts are recommending that we all try to follow the 20:20:20 rule, where we take a break every 20 minutes to stare at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Getting into the great outdoors when you can also helps to give your eyes a rest.

Open for care

While the Specsavers stores across Cornwall are currently closed for routine testing, they are open for urgent and essential care – and to support fellow local keyworkers.

So if you or anyone you know has a problem with their eyes, glasses or contact lenses, why not give your local store a call.

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