You would think most adults would be aware of the dangers of fireworks, but not all are. Adults and children are in danger if someone is playing with fireworks. Throughout the end of June and beginning of July we find emergency rooms full of eye injuries from fireworks. Fireworks and eye safety: what to know.Read More »Fireworks And Eye Safety: What To Know
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Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a refractive error in which children and adults are easily able to see things in their near vision, however, it is more difficult to clearly see things in the distance.
Several recent studies both in the US and other countries show that the prevalence of myopia in children is growing at an alarming rate. This is important because high myopia can lead to glaucoma, retinal damage, cataracts, and macular degeneration later in life. If your child has myopia, what follows are some ideas about how to prevent myopia from getting worse.
If you have a child diagnosed with myopia, you may be wondering what the next steps are. This common condition means your child sees better when looking at close objects, but struggles seeing at a distance. It is also known as nearsightedness. Learn more about myopia in children: a guide for parents.Read More »Myopia In Children: A Guide For Parents
Even prior to the pandemic, we were all spending long hours at our desks staring at a laptop or computer. Then we would come home and work some more or use our smartphones to browse social media. Since COVID-19 screen times have increased among people in the US, let’s learn how to save your eyes.Read More »Staring At A Screen Often? How To Save Your Eyes
Safe to say that the COVID-19 lockdown affected everyone in ways no one could have predicted. This is especially true of children. The amount of time spent on devices due to at homeschooling combined with less time outside has caused a ripple effect of consequences. Parents should be monitoring their children with regard to the COVID-19 lockdown and the impact on children’s eyes.Read More »COVID-19 Lockdown: The Impact On Children’s Eyes
Strabismus is a misalignment of the eyes due to the six eye muscles not working together to focus correctly on an object. When someone has strabismus, one eye may look straight ahead, and the other eye will turn in, out, up, or down. Although a significant number of strabismus cases occur in children, adults can also have strabismus affect their lives and their vision. Adult strabismus: what to know about diagnosis and treatment.Read More »Adult Strabismus: What To Know About Diagnosis And Treatment
Should I be concerned if my child has crossed eyes? The answer is a resounding yes. When to be concerned is another question. During the first few months of life many infants appear cross-eyed at times. This normally resolves once they reach about 4 months. If your child still is having issues with a turned eye after that, it is definitely time to be concerned. We will explain why.Read More »Should I Be Concerned If My Child Is Cross-Eyed?