Sarah Michelle Gellar is opening up about her 8-year-old son Rocky.
The Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress spoke to TODAY about how she learned about his vision issue in a new interview.
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“I really chalked it up to screen fatigue because my kids didn’t have a lot of access to devices (before the coronavirus quarantine). All of a sudden they’re thrown into this world where they’re on Zoom for school and the only way they can connect with their friends afterwards is to continue on these devices. It was not something my kids were used to,” she said.
She noticed he would blink heavily while trying to focus on the screen in front of him. But, as time progressed, she got more concerned.
“They said not only did he have myopia — the common term is nearsightedness — but it was progressing extremely rapidly.”
She spoke out as part of her work promoting CooperVision, an eyewear company that makes contacts that are safe for kids and have been proven to slow the progression of myopia in kids ages 8-12. She says Rocky is excited to try the contact lenses, as he’s resisted wearing glasses and is worried about how glasses will effect his ability to play sports.
Sarah Michelle Gellar recently celebrated a milestone with husband Freddie Prinze Jr.
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