The excitement of going back to school is often accompanied by a flurry of preparations, from shopping for school supplies to adjusting to new routines. However, in our increasingly digital world, another aspect that parents need to be mindful of is the potential for eye strain and blue technology overload in children.
Do you find yourself spending more time in front of your computer? Working from home, remote learning for your kids, texting, social media, TV – we never seem to be able to take a break from technology.… Continue reading
Ever have a spot or line appear in your field of vision? Eye floaters are a common term for this. Most of the time, when you gaze at something bright, such as a white screen or the sky, these floaters will appear in your range of vision. When you glance around, you may see these areas, which have the appearance of floating. One or both eyes may have eye floaters.
The retina, the inner, light-sensitive layer of the eye, really sees floaters as shadows, even though they may appear to… Continue reading
Good eye health involves having clear vision, comfortable eyes, and normal visual function, which are essential for daily activities such as reading, driving, and using electronic devices. Patients take their eyesight for granted until they begin having problems with their vision. Keeping up with annual checkups is as important as your annual physical. Having good vision and healthy eyes may determine your ability to remain independent and self-sufficient.
Tips To Maintain Optimal Eye Health
EAT A BALANCED DIET
As part of your healthy diet, choose foods rich in antioxidants, like… Continue reading
Every year in April, we celebrate Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month to raise awareness about the importance of eye health and safety for women. According to the National Eye Institute, women are more likely to suffer from eye diseases than men, and they are also more likely to be visually impaired or blind.
Because of changes in estrogen levels, women’s eye health might fluctuate during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause.
Increased estrogen levels throughout puberty may alter the size and structure of the eye, which may result in nearsightedness… Continue reading
As a parent, one of the many important decisions you will make is choosing the right preschool for your child. However, before you send your child off to school, it’s important to also have their vision checked. A comprehensive eye exam will help in preparing them for school and can identify vision problems that could hinder their learning and development. In this blog, we’ll explore the importance of a comprehensive eye exam and how it differs from a basic eye screening.
According to the American Optometric Association, one in four… Continue reading
Your eyesight holds the key to your independence. As we turn the page to a new year, taking care of your eyesight should be on your “To Do” list. Resolutions for better health often include, eating better, exercising, or cutting down on sugar intake. While many people have resolutions to improve their health, they tend to not include an annual medical physical, 6-month dental visits, a hearing evaluation, and an annual eye exam.
3 Tips for Optimal Eye Health & Eye Care
Schedule A Check-up
As you turn the… Continue reading
November is Diabetes Awareness Month. For the millions of us who are at risk for diabetes, it’s a time to get educated, find resources, and make sure all those around us are aware of their risk as well. Through advocacy, program development, and education the American Diabetes Organization “aims to improve the quality of life for the over 133 million Americans living with diabetes or prediabetes. New technologies to manage diabetes, better resources to educate ourselves, and a community that’s stronger than ever.”
Just as annual physicals are important to… Continue reading
The main purpose and benefit of contributing and using an FSA are that any contributions made are pre-tax dollars. However, any qualified medical expenses paid for using the FSA are tax-free dollars. So you effectively pay no taxes on those expenses, by reducing your taxable income.
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), can help you to spend less on your health care while experiencing the maximum tax benefit. However, you must use monies within the current calendar year to reap the rewards. By spending all of the money in your account before… Continue reading
The floating specks you sometimes see in front of your eyes are not on the surface of your eyes but inside them. Eye floaters or a spot occurring in your field of vision are common as people age. In most cases, these floaters will appear in your field of vision when you look at something bright such as a white screen or the sky. These are spots that you can see and appear to float as you look around. Eye floaters can be present in one or both eyes and… Continue reading
April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month. Women are often responsible for making their family’s health care decisions yet sometimes neglect caring for themselves. According to the World Health Organization’s World Report on Vision, women, on average, live longer than men, and are thus at greater risk of developing eye conditions associated with aging. Global estimates suggest that women with moderate and severe presenting distance vision impairment outnumber men by approximately 7 percent.
The National Eye Institute Dry Eye Fact Sheet states, “Dry eye is more common… Continue reading