If you are home-schooling your kids during lockdown and need a little inspiration, you need look no further than the Specsavers website.

There is a brand new activity hub online now which combines educational resources for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 with fun activities for all the family including how to make a pinhole camera and how to draw eyes.

Cut down on screen time

These might provide an excellent opportunity to get your kids offline, as research has shown that we’ve all been spending a lot longer staring at our screens since lockdown started.

Our eyes are not designed to spend long periods of time fixed in one spot, so this can lead to eye strain. While this is unlikely to cause any permanent damage to your eyes, in the short term it can lead to headaches, sore or tired eyes and blurred or double vision so is best avoided if possible.

Open for essential care

The eye health experts at the Specsavers stores in Surrey recommend following the 20:20:20 rule, where you look up from your screen every 20 minutes in order to look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. And taking a walk outside when you can also helps to relax your eye muscles.

While the stores are closed for routine testing right now, they are open to provide urgent and essential care. So if you have a problem with your eyes, glasses or contact lenses, please give your local store a call.

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