No parent, grandparent, or family friend would knowingly give a holiday gift that would hurt a child. Yet, it happens every year. Over 225,000 toy-related eye injuries are reported every year. You may wonder why. We will consider the reasons why this occurs and present an eye-friendly holiday gift guide. Eye Safety Awareness The best
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The retina of your eye detects light and sends signals to your brain to help you see. But if you have diabetes, high blood sugar can damage the retina. This damage is called diabetic retinopathy. It can lead to poor vision or even blindness. Screening can help prevent retinopathy or keep it from getting worse.
People who have color blindness have trouble seeing shades of red, green, or blue. Usually, color blindness runs in families and it’s more common men and women. If you’re born with color blindness, it can’t be treated or corrected, but you can learn to adapt. Learn more about color blindness, what causes it, and how
If your eyes feel itchy or irritated, you may have dry eye syndrome. Many everyday things can cause dry eyes, like being outdoors in the wind and sun, staring at a computer screen, or just being tired. Older adults and people with certain diseases may also have dry eyes. Learn more causes, how to treat
Laser surgery for nearsightedness is a quick procedure that can help you see better without contact lenses or glasses. But it can be expensive, and most insurance policies don’t cover it. Is laser surgery right for you? Use this interactive tool to discover more about how laser surgery works, what options might be best for
Hearing the words “eye surgery” in the same sentence with your child’s name can be terrifying. All kinds of questions and fears are immediately front and center in your mind. You know you need to focus on what’s best for your child, but you need some reassurance. You need some direction on how you can
Children have no idea they have vision problems. They think the way they see is perfectly normal. How would they know the difference? Parents are usually the first to notice their child is having vision issues and understand the relationship between vision issues and learning difficulties.
Kids will always be kids. They love to play battle games, like dueling and sword playing. As much fun as kids can have with these games, it’s important to keep safety in mind. When purchasing toys or allowing your child play with certain ones, choosing eye-safe toys for your children should be non-negotiable.
Most of us become anxious when doing anything for the first time. Children are no different, but a parent can easily mitigate any worries about having an eye exam. We are here to answer your question and provide some tips: how to prepare my child for their first eye exam.
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is one of the most common refractive errors that affect vision. Nearsighted children see near objects very clearly, but they have trouble seeing objects in the distance. For some nearsighted children they appear blurry, while others can’t see them at all. Adding one more thing into the mix is whether it is