With summer in full swing, the days are longer, the sun hotter, and the threat from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays, greater. Excess sun exposure can put you at risk of serious short-term and long-term eye problems. This is true for young and old, year-round. Prevention is simple. Wear sunglasses that block ultraviolet radiation. But how do you know if your sunglasses are up to the task of protecting your family’s sight? [Read more…]
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.
Fruits and vegetables are an important staple in any diet. While a diet containing a variety of fruits and vegetables is best, orange is one of the healthiest colors you can look for.
Orange vegetables contain beta-carotene, a form of Vitamin A, which is great for eyesight and eliminating free radicals. The beta-carotene gives the vegetable its orange color and is the precursor to Vitamin A creation. A deficiency of vitamin A can result in symptoms like:
- dry eyes
- night blindness
- a buildup of keratin on the conjunctiva, and
- in severe cases even total vision loss!
Kleinsorge Family Eye Care and the American Academy of Ophthalmology urge making eye health part of a daily work wellness routine
On-the-job safety goes well beyond avoiding slips, falls, and heavy lifting. Caring for your eyes should be a high priority and part of an overall workplace wellness routine. Each day, about 2,000 U.S. workers sustain a job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment. However, 90 percent of these accidents can be avoided by wearing eye protection. As part of an ongoing effort to stress the importance of workplace eye wellness, the Kleinsorge Family Eye Care and the American Academy of Ophthalmology, during the month of March, are encouraging the public to do right by their eyes and wear appropriate eye protection. [Read more…]