It is great to get together with family and friends throughout the year to celebrate the holidays, but these can often be the times when people suffer eye injuries most often. Let’s look at a few of the main issues to watch out for throughout the year.
No one is immune to eyestrain in this world of screens. We watch television, play on our phones and tablets, and work on our computers everyday. We also strain our eyes from prolonged driving or any other tasks that involve a lot of focus. How do you know if a headache is caused by eyestrain or something else? Let’s find out. [Read more…]
Family traditions give comfort and build stronger relationships. They provide the foundation of who we are and link the generations through stories and shared experiences. These shared experiences give us a sense of belonging, something that many people find lacking in today’s world. It’s important to preserve them, so they don’t fade over time. Here are a few strategies to help sustain your family traditions. [Read more…]
Today, 1 in 4 children has an undiagnosed vision problem. The chances of developing a vision problem are greater if there is a history of eyesight problems in your family. Many children, however, with no such family history encounter a troublesome vision issue. Why?
Children are now spending an alarming amount of time in front of screens — televisions, smartphone, tablet, computer, videogame consoles, etc. Optometrists warn that heavy computer usage is known to increase your chances of developing blurry and double vision. Loss of vision is not to be taken lightly and the individuals who are most affected are children. [Read more…]
As soon as people hear UV protection, they think of the summer. The truth is that UV protection is a must all year round.
Summer is the most important time to protect your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun, especially from 2pm to 4pm, when UV rays are at their highest. But winter can be even more harmful to the eyes if we skip the sunglasses and/or don’t use UV protective goggles. Regular glasses with UV protective coating and good sunglasses should be worn all year round, indoors and out. [Read more…]