Fireworks injuries cause approximately 10,000 visits to the emergency department each year. Most of those visits involve children who suffer thousands of eye injuries.1 Though the most disabling injuries occur with illegal firecrackers, most injuries are caused by legal fireworks parents buy for their children, such as sparklers, firecrackers, bottle rockets, and Roman candles.
We’ve made setting your next eye appointment fast and easy with Request an Appointment! When you click the link you’ll fill out a form like the one below. Our office will confirm availability and you’re all set. We strongly recommend that you put in at least three choices when requesting your appointment. This will help us to find the best time and day for you, of course.
The Importance of Regular Eye Care Appointments
As you can see we’re working hard to make it easier than ever for you to manage your eye health care. Getting your eyes checked once a year protects you from losing the gift of sight.
As with most new things, there may be a few bumps along the road, so please let us know if you run into any difficulties. We are here to deliver excellent eye care and customer service so we want to hear from you. Of course, you can also schedule your appointment the good old-fashioned way by giving us a call at (570) 421-2332.
Throughout your life, you’ve probably looked up to at least a few men you’ve known. Maybe your father had a calm, gentle nature when you both went out fishing. Maybe your 10th grade history teacher made being intelligent look really cool. Whoever they are, the men in your life matter! Wouldn’t you like to be that male role model that boys and young men aspire to be like? The good news is you can!
A Father as a Great Role Model
Being a father means more than paying the bills. It involves teaching, demonstrating, correcting the children so that one day they can be productive members of society. Here are 10 things a father can do to become a great role model:
1. Go after your dreams
Reflect on what you’ve always wanted out of life. Sure, it’s changed over the years. But what is it right now that you want to achieve? The importance of pursuing your passions is a wonderful message to send to younger people. [Read more…]
Eyesight is perhaps the most treasured and fragile of the human senses. Take care of your eyes and do all you can to protect this precious gift by preventing eye diseases and accidents.
Ways to Protect Your Eyesight
- Get regular eye exams. Early detection and treatment is vital to managing eye diseases that have no noticeable symptoms in the early stages. Eye exams can also help identify other health issues like diabetes.
- Understand how aging affects your eyes. Vision deteriorates with age and we become more prone to eye disease, but by taking care of your eyes, you can help slow down or reverse this process. Early treatment can prevent or reverse vision loss from age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
- Quit smoking. Smoking increases your risk for AMD and eye cancers. If you’re finding it difficult to quit on your own, talk with your doctor to develop a cessation plan that will work for you.
- Eat a balanced diet. Antioxidants like vitamins C and E help protect your eyes from some of the effects of aging. Eat your carrots plus lots of leafy green vegetables and fruits.
- Shield your eyes from the sun. Your eyes need protection from the sun just as your skin does. Excessive exposure can cause cancer and cataracts. Wear sunglasses and hats year round.
- Follow your doctor’s recommendations. Managing diabetes, high blood pressure, and cholesterol levels are important for your eyes as well as your overall well being. If you have any of these conditions, your doctor can instruct you on treatments and lifestyle changes.
Studies show there is a gender gap in eye disease and blindness. Women are more likely than men to suffer from sight-threatening conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, and glaucoma.1 In support of Healthy Vision Month in May, the Kleinsorge Family Eye Care and the American Academy of Ophthalmology remind women to make vision a top priority.
Women make up 65 percent of AMD cases, 61 percent of glaucoma and cataract cases, and 66 percent of blind patients.2 Why the inequity? There are a few theories. On average, women live longer; many eye problems are age-related. Some eye conditions, such as dry eye, are more common in women, young and old. Social and economic factors affect women’s access to eye care, especially in developing countries. [Read more…]