Sunshine and snow – a winning combination that brings sledding, tubing, and skiing. When you break out the snow gear and get ready to go sled riding make sure that the proper eye gear and sunglasses are on the list. Having the proper eyewear can help to reduce the chances of developing snow blindness.
Sunburn can only occur during the summer – right? Wrong. Sunburn is caused by excessive ultraviolet (UV) light exposure. The amount of the sun’s UV light that reaches us is highest over the summer… Continue reading
February is national Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) awareness month. Macular Degeneration causes loss in the center of the field of vision. In dry macular degeneration, the center of the retina deteriorates. With wet macular degeneration, leaky blood vessels grow under the retina.
While there is no cure for Macular Degeneration early detection is key to slowing down vision loss and keeping your sight. Studies have also shown that AMD can affect cognitive functioning. For those that are visually impaired memory is one of the most important things.
Macular… Continue reading
Are your eyes tired from straining to see the computer? Is your neck sore from tipping it up to see the screen through the bottom piece of your bifocal or trifocal glasses? With limited exposure to in-person meetings, people are spending more time than ever in online meeting platforms. The result is realized in health-related issues such as Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS).
With CVS, the most common symptoms include headaches, focusing difficulties, burning eyes, tired eyes, general eyestrain, aching eyes, dry eyes, double vision, blurred vision, light… Continue reading
Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness in the United States. The disease has no noticeable symptoms in its early stages, and vision loss progresses at such a gradual rate that people affected by the condition are often unaware of it until their sight has already been compromised.
Glaucoma is caused by the eye’s failure to maintain the balance of pressure between the internal fluid and the amount of fluid it drains away. High eye pressure triggered by this imbalance causes pressure to build up against the optic… Continue reading
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and we want to take the time to not only bring awareness to the effect diabetes can have on your eyes but also on the effects the disease can have on your overall health.
According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, “Diabetes is one of the most common chronic conditions in school-age youth in the United States, affecting about 193,000 youth under 20 years old.”
Diabetes can lead to blurry vision and is often one of the first warning… Continue reading
If you haven’t checked your FSA balance recently, now may be the time to check your account. These invaluable tax breaks can save you money, but it’s important to know your balance. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act, and recent Internal Revenue Service guidance added more flexibility to these plans. You can now use the medical FSA for more expenses, you have more time to use the money, and you may be able to change the amount of money you set aside in your… Continue reading
October is Eye Injury Prevention Month. For nearly one million people who suffer eye injuries 90% of them could have been prevented with the use of protective eyewear. Men are more likely to suffer an injury due to sporting accidents, working with chemicals and in woodshops, and operating yard equipment without the proper protection.
Think about the things that happen in the fall.
Closing up swimming pools, cleaning windows, and other projects around the house that involve the use of chemicals can lead to injury. … Continue reading
The pumpkins are out, the leaves are changing, and fall is in the air. Pumpkin patches are in full swing and children’s Halloween costumes are being planned. To boot – 2020 brings about a full moon on Halloween so we want to do our part to keep our little ghouls and goblins out of harm’s way. Trick or Treating can be a fun time for children and families and there are a few tips we’d like to share to keep everyone safe.
KEEP A CLEAR LINE… Continue reading
September is National Healthy Aging Month an effort to recognize aging adults. The Healthy Aging® organization was created over 25 years ago to draw attention to the importance of healthy lifestyles for adults, 45-plus. With proper diet and exercise and regular health screenings, each generation is proving that many older adults are vibrant, passionate, and not the image of old age at all. From the Greatest Generation (those now over 93), the Silent Generation (those between 75 and 92), and Baby Boomers (56 to 74) to Gen-Xers (40 to… Continue reading
Night driving hazards. Did you know according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTSA) road fatalities triple during the night? Because you see less road ahead, there is less time to stop.
Night vision is the ability to see well in low-light conditions. As we age, we have greater difficulty seeing at night. Did you know that 9 of every 10 decisions you make behind the wheel are based on what you see? A 50-year-old driver may need twice as much light to see as well… Continue reading