July is Ultraviolet (UV) safety month

Protecting your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays is just as important as protecting them from impact Ultraviolet rays are invisible waves of electromagnetic radiation produced by the sun. They are transmitted in waves towards the earth’s surface and form part of the electromagnetic (light) spectrum. UV rays are invisible to the naked eye with […]

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Eye Injuries From Fireworks Have Nearly Doubled

          Fireworks injuries cause approximately 10,000 visits to the emergency department each year, most of them involve children who suffer thousands of eye injuries. Although 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, […]

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June Cataract Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness America has declared June as Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, and it is the leading cause of blindness in the world. There are 24 million Americans over the age of 40 who are affected by cataracts, so it seems fitting that an entire […]

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May Ultraviolet Awareness Month

Many people know about the damage that ultraviolet (UV) rays can have on the skin, from sunburns to skin cancers. But many may not know about the damage it may cause to the eyes. That is why Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest eye health and safety organization, has declared May as UV (ultraviolet) Awareness Month. […]

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