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Eye Friendly Holiday Gift Guide

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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Why Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy Matters

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. 

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How Does Color Blindness Work?

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

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What Causes Dry Eye Syndrome?

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

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Should You Have Laser Eye Surgery?

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

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How You Can Prepare Your Child for Eye Surgery

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

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Do I Need An Eye Exam After An Eye Injury?

Do I need an eye exam after an eye injury? Let’s see, – yes, yes, and yes. Even if there are no visible symptoms or any real discomfort, set up an eye exam as soon as possible. Some injuries may have delayed symptoms and can cause problems down the road. Don’t ever neglect your valuable

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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.