Be Eye Wise

Distance Learning-Be Eye Wise

Sometimes students get caught up in learning and forget to step away. When learning online, the American Optometric Association and the American Academy of Ophthalmology say it is important that students plan to look away from the screen every 20 minutes for at least 20 seconds.

Take Brain Breaks

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Whether your child is working online or offline, recent brain research tells us it is important to give frequent brain breaks! Taking just a 1-3 minute break to get up and get active or practice mindfulness can help your child stay engaged and on task longer. Our youngest learners may need breaks every 10-15 minutes but most students benefit from a break every 25-30 minutes.

Stay Active

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Using technology for learning doesn't mean you can't stay active. Students need to get up and move frequently. To ensure they stay on top of their game, engage in least 60 minutes of activity every day. Get outside and walk, run, bike, or skate (maintaining six feet of distance from those around- of course!). Too hot or rainy to go out? We've got you covered! Check out the at-home activities for virtual recess below.

Use Dark/Night Mode

Student using iPad in dimly lit area.

Using dark mode can help eliminate the blue light that is emitted by some devices. Blue light has been linked to having trouble falling asleep. 

Windows 10 Laptops

Click here to learn how to turn on Night Mode.


The Night Shift on an iPad is designed to automatically adjust the colors of the display to the warmer end of the spectrum — making the display easier on eyes between sunset and sunrise when enabled. 
Click here to learn how to use night shift on iPad.

The Dark Mode on an iPad help students better view the screen in low light environments anytime of the day or night. 
Click here to learn how to use dark model on iPad.