Topic: children

child eye safety

Avoid Eye Injuries During Sports Competitions

Every day Americans sustain injuries to their eyes, at home, on the job, or during sports activities. Of the 1.6 to 2.4 million individuals who experience eye injuries, an estimated 40,000 will be legally blind in the injured eye. Nearly 90 percent of the injuries are preventable if individuals use proper safety eyewear and take precautions to avoid possible unsafe situations.


Dairy Products Promote Healthy Teeth and Gums

Our everyday activities keep us so busy that it’s easy to forget to consume the dairy products your body needs. Take time to invest in yourself. Dairy products are vital to keeping your teeth and gums healthy and your body working efficiently.

Bleach May Increase Kids’ Risk for Infection

The variety of cleaning products containing bleach available in the stores makes it easy for parents and caregivers to disinfect work and living spaces. But in the process, they may put their kids at risk for infections, including flu and tonsillitis. Researchers at the Center for Environment and Health studied over 9,000 children located in … Read Full Article

3 Reasons Kids Need a Complete Eye Exam

Good vision is vital for children and teens to succeed in school and in sports. An eye chart may be used to determine whether students have 20/20 vision, but this only is a test of their ability to see things in the distance. Kids of all ages also need a complete eye exam to evaluate … Read Full Article


Eczema in Kids on the Rise

Health professionals in the U.S. are raising a red flag over a growing health concern. More children are being diagnosed with eczema. Described as an itchy, red rash, eczema often is considered an allergic skin reaction. Medical researchers are studying the issue and have identified possible causes.

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Mobile Devices and Children: Limiting Screen Time

Not that long ago, children and teens read books or played games during car rides. But the introduction of tablets, smartphones and other electronic devices brought these activities to life with colorful text and 3D graphics. These devices can be educational and entertaining, but many parents wonder if screen time should be limited.


Parents and Smartphones

We love our mobile devices. Smartphones, MP3 players and tablets are fascinating and entertaining. But are parents spending more time on their electronic devices and ignoring their children? Researchers at Boston Medical Center say it’s true. Mobile devices dominate attention More than half of American adults own a smartphone, reports Forbes magazine. It’s as if children and parents … Read Full Article

Challenges to Kids’ Vision

Ameritas invited Dr. James Devine of EyeCare Specialties in Lincoln, Neb., to share what vision challenges children face.


Learning Through Your Eyes

Children need good vision just to have a better chance to learn. The American Optometric Association (AOA) estimates that 25 percent of school-age children have a vision problem that may affect their learning and behavior.

Good Vision Health for Children

Ameritas invited Dr. James Devine of EyeCare Specialties in Lincoln, Neb., to share why vision health is so important to children.