Avoid eye injuries from snowball fights. Pittsburgh has seen a good dose of winter already. We’ve encountered delays and school closings due to the arctic temperatures. But those same winter conditions are ripe for eye injuries received as a result of a good snowball fight.
The fact is that children and adults will always enjoy a good romp in the snow, making snow forts, snow angels sledding and throwing snowballs. So, please play it safe and avoid eye injuries. Never aim for the head and do not use… Continue reading
According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, approximately 44% of eye injuries occur in the home. Wearing the proper eye protection can help to prevent eye injuries. However, should an eye injury occur notify your optometrist and seek medical attention immediately.
For Chemical Burns:
- Immediately flush the eye with water by holding the eye under a faucet or shower. Or pour the water into the eye using a clean container while keeping the eye open as wide as possible while flushing.
- DO NOT use an eye… Continue reading
Diabetes and vision loss can go hand in hand. Vision loss is one of the most common and debilitating complications of diabetes. An annual eye exam will help in early detection of diabetes as for many people with Type 2 Diabetes the disease goes undetected. For those individuals who have been diagnosed as a diabetic, extra attention should be made to monitor their diabetes and have regular eye exams.
According to Medical News Today, “Diabetes describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the… Continue reading