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How Diabetes Affects the Eyes

If you have diabetes, it's essential to understand how it affects various parts of your body. Its hallmark sign, increased blood sugar, can affect vital organs like kidneys and the heart.

Getting Kids' Eyes Ready for the School Year

You should schedule an eye exam as you prepare your children for school. Studies suggest that almost 25% of school-age kids have vision problems.

How Can Summer UV Exposure Harm the Eyes?

The summer season is ideal for many outdoor activities and sunshine. However, prolonged ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure can cause significant risks to your health.

Signs That Your Child May Be Myopic

Myopia, better known as nearsightedness or shortsightedness, is an eye condition that can negatively impact a child’s life. It can interfere with daily activities, schoolwork, and sports, making it difficult to enjoy the things other children love to do.

What Conditions Can Ortho-k Correct?

Orthokeratology, or ortho-k, are contact lenses that correct refractive errors. It is a nonsurgical alternative to LASIK surgery that is popular among individuals who cannot undergo surgery or do not wish to do it.

Common Symptoms of Glaucoma

Glaucoma is among the main causes of blindness worldwide. The condition damages the optic nerve responsible for sending visual information to the brain from the eyes.

Common Eye Injuries/Emergencies

A workplace is a common area for people to get eye injuries or emergencies. Around 2,000 workers in the United States get eye injuries daily. Raising workplace eye safety awareness during Eye Safety Month is crucial. The knowledge can help most people be keen to protect their eyes and learn what to do if facing an eye emergency. Read on to learn more.

When Should My Child Have Their First Eye Exam?

As a parent, you must prioritize your little one's eye health. Vision problems at a young age can significantly impact your child's overall development. It is best to schedule regular eye exams from a young age to ensure your child's eyes develop properly.

Candidates for Ortho-k Treatment for Myopia

Ortho-k is a medical revolution that helps treat refractive eye issues like myopia. The treatment involves using unique contact lenses overnight while you sleep. To receive the benefits of ortho-k, you must wear the contacts every night. It works by reshaping your cornea to enable you to see when you remove them during the day. The effects of the treatment are temporary, so you must wear the lenses consistently every night.

Do I Have Dry Eyes or Seasonal Allergies?

You are not alone if you suffer from red, itchy, dry eyes. Many individuals experience dry eyes or seasonal allergies in the summer and spring. It is not easy to tell the difference between the two conditions, but sometimes they interlink. 

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