Many people make decisions based on information and myths heard while growing up. For instance, did you know the sun is bad for your eyes? Or that eating carrots won’t improve your vision? Review these six eye care tips:
Researchers have developed new technology to enhance vision in a variety of situations. Review four of the latest high-tech advancements.
Learn about glasses, contacts and sunglasses for kids.
Cataracts used to be considered a health problem that affected older people, but now doctors are diagnosing younger Americans in their 40s and 50s.
Many people schedule regular exams to have their vision checked, but may wonder if it’s necessary to have a comprehensive exam that includes dilation of both eyes.
Do you have to squint to see objects far away? Or hold items at arm’s length in order to read small print? Medical professionals report that orthokeratology technology may help improve these vision problems.
Rashes — we’ve all had them. They are annoying, painful and itchy. Sometimes rashes occur with an illness, infection, insect bite, a drug reaction to a drug, stress, an encounter with a poisonous plant or an allergy to a product, causing hives and swelling of the skin.
It is important for children and teens to wear protective sunglasses when spending time outdoors.
The American Optometric Association recommends that children receive their first eye exam by age 1, the next one at 3 years old and another before starting kindergarten. After that, students should have a yearly comprehensive eye exam to evaluate their total vision—not just a screening to check their ability to see.