Man getting an eye exam
As 2020 comes to a close and we prepare for the upcoming year, it’s time to wrap up any loose ends pertaining to routine healthcare. One item that is often overlooked is vision.
Family wrapping presents
Approximately 1 in 10 children's eye injuries that end in a visit to the ER are caused by toys. The good news is most of these are preventable.
Diabetic retinopathy
Diabetes is a devastating condition affecting more than 30 million Americans (about 9.4% of the population). Twenty percent of people first learn that they are diabetic as a result of an eye exam.
Decorative contact lenses
Although trick-or-treating and Halloween get-togethers will most likely be paused this year, there’s no harm in still getting dressed up for the occasion. If you decide to wear a costume this year, please keep the following tips in mind regarding decorative contact lenses.
Medical management
Optimal eye health is the gateway to overall wellness. Without a proper care plan in place, it can be difficult to make arrangements for eye care and detect vision issues as well as potential diseases. That’s why managed eye care is critical for health.
Blindness prevention
According to the World Health Organization, there are more than 2.2 billion individuals worldwide with vision impairment or blindness. In the U.S. alone, blindness or low vision affects more than 4.2 million Americans.
Eye safety at home
Nearly half of all eye injuries occur at home. The good news is protecting your eyes from injury is one of the simplest things you can do.