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Daily Archives: December 1, 2020

“You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out!”

Consider Eye Safety when Gifting Toys If you’ve seen the classic holiday film A Christmas Story, you’ll remember how Ralphie goes outside Christmas morning to fire his wished-for gift, an “official Red Ryder” air rifle – as his mother warns “don’t shoot your eye out.” Of course, Ralphie is injured with his first shot, when a […]

Are You the One in Ten?

About one out of every 10 people in the U.S. has diabetes, a disease that puts them at an increased risk of developing serious eye disease. If you or a loved one are diabetic or pre-diabetic, you may already be aware of the risks of diabetic eye disease.  But studies have shown that sixty percent […]

Screen Time and Your Child’s Vision

Fact: There is a world-wide epidemic of myopia, also known as nearsightedness. A new study offers evidence that at least part of the worldwide increase in nearsightedness has to do with near work activities with screens and also traditional books. And, that spending time outdoors—especially in early childhood—can slow the progression of nearsightedness. Fact: There […]