When we send our kids off to play football, we make sure their helmet is on tight and their pads are firmly in place. No soccer enthusiast is on the field without his or her shin guards, and a hockey game without a face mask is practically unheard of. Why is it, then, that we’re so lax about providing our children – and, when necessary, ourselves – with the appropriate protective eyewear?
When the leaves start falling and the air gets crisper, you know Halloween season is quickly approaching. It’s time to celebrate with pumpkin carvings, costumes, and trick-or-treating with loved ones. However, some costumes can inadvertently lead to scary eye problems if precautions aren’t taken. While you want to enjoy a frighteningly fun Halloween, you don’t want it to be damaging to your eye health.
By adhering to these four Halloween eye safety tips, you’ll be able to fully enjoy your spooky traditions eye-injury free!
Are you ready for the solar eclipse? By now you’ve probably heard about the solar eclipse that will envelop the nation on August 21st. It’s the first total solar eclipse to touch the US mainland since 1979. The partial eclipse will last from two to three hours, and the total eclipse will last just under three minutes.
Did you know that women are more likely than men to develop visual impairments? 2.6 million Americans over the age of 40 are afflicted with blindness or visual impairment and two-thirds of vision loss occurs in women.
August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month and with the first day of school almost here, it’s a great time for your child to get that eye exam you’ve been meaning to schedule. In fact, there’s no better time to start learning about children’s eye health and safety than the start of a new academic year.
It’s easy to assume that most kids have good vision, but it’s estimated that 23 million have vision problems. Most of these vision issues can be corrected if treated early. Illinois law requires that all children have an eye examination by an eye doctor if they are enrolling in kindergarten in a public, private or parochial school, or if they are a student enrolling in school for the first time. This eye exam can be completed up to one year prior to beginning school but no later than October 15th of the school year. By taking a few simple steps, you can help ensure that your child experiences the best vision possible now and for years to come.
Summertime – sunshine, barbecues, fireworks and…eye injuries? With the Fourth of July just around the corner, everyone needs a little reminder of the importance of protecting your vision from fireworks. We hope you enjoy the day, just not at the expense of your eyes.