Now that school is back in session it also means your kids are at a higher risk of getting conjunctivitis or pink eye. While kids are more prone to getting conjunctivitis, did you know adults are also at risk for catching the infection?
Now that kids are well into their fall athletics, it is time to revisit how to protect your child’s vision while participating in both outdoor and indoor sports.
Did you know that sports-related eye injuries occur most frequently in water sports, basketball, baseball, and softball? And that eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children in the United States, most commonly caused by sports-related activities in school aged-children. Children under the age of 15 account for approximately 40% of all sports-related eye injuries.
Did you know your eyes can also get sunburnt? And unlike your skin that has a quick healing process, sun damage to your eyes can cause serious long term side effects. This might sound kind of scary. However, there is an easy and fashionable solution to the problem. Sunglasses.
So much of what a child learns is based on what they see, so much so that 80% of the material taught in the classroom is delivered in a visual manner. In fact, a child’s vision not only impacts their academics, but their athletic performance, personality, and attitude towards school. Therefore, as kids start heading back to school as early as July, it is no surprise that August was declared Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month.
As July has become synonymous for its devastating heat and scorching sunny days, it only seems fitting that it was declared National UV Safety Month. Now UV rays have been mentioned in countless sunscreen and skincare marketing campaigns, but do any of us really know what these rays are? In honor of UV Safety Month, we will discuss not only what these rays are, but how to protect oneself from their harmful effects.
What are UV Rays?
It is that time of the year again where barbeques, beach parties, and outdoor celebrations start to fill our summer calendars.
Due to the fact the leading cause of blindness in individuals across the globe over the age of 40 is cataracts, it is no surprise that June was declared National Cataract Awareness Month. And what better way to raise awareness for such a widespread eye disease than to define, and discuss the signs, symptoms, and treatment options of cataracts.
What are cataracts you may wonder? Well, they are the clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil making it difficult to see the world around you.
Whether it’s your first time needing a pair of eyeglasses, or you have been rocking your specs for decades, it is always a good idea to refresh yourself on the proper basics of caring for your glasses.
Looking forward to summer plans? Whether it’s hiking the Grand Canyon or simply soaking up the sun on a beach vacation we all look forward to some much needed time outdoors. You might have already started to create your own to do list to get ready for your upcoming adventures, but did you consider preparing your eyes for those bright summer months.
There are millions of people seeing the world through contact lenses, and you may be one of them.
The condition of your eyes depends on how well you care for your prescribed contact lenses and/or eyeglasses. While contacts are convenient for people with vision problems, improperly cleaned and stored lenses can cause eye infections.
To keep your eyes healthy and your contact lenses in great shape, follow our directions below for correct contact care.
What to Use When Cleaning