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Fireworks And Eye Safety: What To Know

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.

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Refractive Errors In Children

If you notice a child squinting, if he or she sits close to the TV, or holds a book close to their face, they most likely have a refractive error. They might also be unaware of what’s happening in the distance. They are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism. They are born that way, but refractive

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How To Prevent Myopia From Getting Worse

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

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Is My Child Ready For Contacts?

Is my child ready for contacts? Have they asked about them? Do they play sports? How old are they? These are all good initial queries to help answer the original question on many parents’ minds. Let’s get some honest answers. The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly About Contact Lenses Contacts are a medical device

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6 Common Pediatric Eye Conditions

The American Academy of Ophthalmology tells us that 1 in 20 preschool children and 1 in 4 school-age children have an eye condition, which if left untreated, could cause permanent vision loss. From the day a child is born their eyes are continuing to develop. Most children have vision screening of some type by the

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Myopia In Children: A Guide For Parents

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.

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Staring At A Screen Often? How To Save Your Eyes

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.

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COVID-19 Lockdown: The Impact On Children’s 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

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Adult Strabismus: What To Know About Diagnosis And Treatment

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

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Should I Be Concerned If My Child Is Cross-Eyed?

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