Newborn babies are sweet, cuddly and require daily care to keep them happy and healthy. One of those areas of their health that must be addressed is eye care. Babies can’t tell you if they have eye or vision problems, if they are itchy or swollen. That’s why both physicians and parents alike need to stay diligent when it comes to caring for a baby’s eyes. [Read more…]
We’ve talked about Pink Eye and how to avoid it. Now it’s time to talk about a common affliction — the dreaded Red Eye. How does it happen and how can we avoid it?
What is Red Eye?
Here’s the good news — Red Eye isn’t a physical ailment or condition. It is, however, the hazard that all photographers face when taking photos of anyone or anything that has eyes. You’ve seen the dreaded demon-eye effect that occurs when the camera flash bounces off the eye of a person or pet. An otherwise wonderful picture can be ruined by this.
Technically, this is called red-eye and is caused when the pupil of your subject’s eye is wide open and the light from the camera’s flash reflects off the person’s retina. In people, the color ends up red; in pets, the color is often green. [Read more…]
Eyes on Diabetes
On November 14, global awareness is directed toward Diabetes Day. It was first introduced in 1991 in response to the alarming rise of diabetes around the world. Did you know that:
• 1 in 2 adults with diabetes are not diagnosed!
• Screening for Type 2 diabetes is important for early diagnosis and treatment
• Up to 70% of type 2 Diabetic cases can be prevented with healthier lifestyle changes
• In 2015 there were 415 million adults had diabetes
• By 2040, this number will rise to 642 million- that’s 1 in every 10 adults! [Read more…]
If you think you do not need to be aware of the health of your vision now while you are still young enough to take care of it, think again. You do not have to wait for a problem, illness, or issue to arise before taking care of your visual health. [Read more…]
Zombie or devil contact lenses may elevate a Halloween costume’s fright factor, but wearing them without a prescription could result in something far more terrifying – blindness. The Kleinsorge Family Eye Care joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in urging Halloween shoppers to understand the risks of wearing over-the-counter contact lenses. [Read more…]