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, and Roman candles. Tips for […]

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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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Tips for Eye Makeup Safety

If you use cosmetics and other beauty products, it’s a good bet you want your makeup to help improve your appearance safely, without causing problems or harm. This is especially true when it comes to products used near your eyes like eye liner, mascara and eye shadow—after all, a mishap with eye makeup could jeopardize your vision in some […]

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Helping Your Child Adjust To Glasses

Many common vision problems are easily corrected with glasses or contact lenses, leaving the patient in question with improved sight and better equipped to take on the world. Since patients of the smaller variety are generally not considered ideal candidates for contacts, however, kids are generally restricted to corrective lenses in the form of eyeglasses. […]

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