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.
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.
Dental and vision connection
Did you know that keeping an eye on your oral health may also benefit your eye health? Some studies suggest there is a connection between the two.
Eyes and heart disease
More in common than meets the eye? Evidence suggests that the eyes and the heart, two very different organs, have more in common than one might expect.