Your child may have vision screening tests in school, and if no problems are found, you may assume that your child has healthy eyes. However, it's still a good practice to have your child's eyes examined by an optometrist before starting school, and even after school-administered tests have been given. Here's why eye exams are important for kids.
Early Detection Of Problems Allows Early Treatment
If your child has a vision abnormality, you want to treat it as early as possible so it doesn't affect their development.
Eye surgery isn't fun, but the results can be wonderful, whether you're undergoing the procedure voluntarily (e.g., LASIK) or not (e.g., detached retina). Luckily these procedures are usually done as outpatient, allowing you to go home within a short time. This means pretty much all of your recovery will be at home, so you need to make the space more hospitable for your downtime.
Dust and Clean Up
Dust and dirt do not help your eyes in general, and especially not after a surgery.
With winter fast approaching, are you anticipating a full season of red, watery, itchy, and otherwise irritated eyes? It doesn't have to be that way if you can determine which winter elements are creating your winter woes and what you might be able to do about them.
The Outdoor Cold
Plunging outdoor temperatures may leave your eyes watering, increasing the redness and irritation. Although this is a normal reaction for most people, if you find your eyes watering excessively, you could have a tear duct problem exacerbating the situation.
Blue light and dementia might not seem like they have anything in common, but scientists are starting to think otherwise. New evidence shows that there could be a link between the two, and the only way to protect yourself is to cut down on the time you spend with electronics, or alternatively, to protect yourself from the light they emit. Read on to discover more about this link and so you can learn how to protect yourself.
If you wear glasses, you know how much of a pain they can be. Not only can they be uncomfortable to wear, but they can also interfere with your ability to land your dream career; some careers require you to have near-perfect uncorrected vision. If you're tired of dealing with vision problems, it's time to talk to your optometrist about Lasik eye surgery. The Lasik procedure can repair the damage and restore your vision.