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  • Summer Births and Computer Games

    Summer birth and hours spent playing computer games are linked to a heightened risk of developing nearsightedness (myopia) in childhood, indicates a twin study, published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. But fertility treatment may be protective, the findings suggest. Myopia is defined as a refractive error, meaning that the eye can’t focus light properly. […]

    Continue Reading November 7, 2018

  • October is Contact Lens Safety Awareness Month

    New CDC Report Shows One Quarter of Contact Lens-related Eye Infections Due to Improper Use, Modifiable Factors According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 41 million Americans wear contact lenses.  However, data from a recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report shows that of contact lens-related corneal infections reported to the U.S. Food […]

    Continue Reading October 1, 2018

  • September is Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month

    Shin guards for soccer, shoulder pads for football, and batting helmets for baseball and softball. Almost every sport has its own unique safety equipment, but most participants in sports forget to protect one of the most important parts of the body: the eyes. “Sports are the leading cause of eye injuries in children under 16,” […]

    Continue Reading August 29, 2018

  • August is Amblyopia Awareness Month

    Amblyopia (lazy eye) is the loss or lack of development of vision in an eye that is unrelated to any eye health problem. The brain does not acknowledge the images seen by the ambloyopic eye. Reduced vision due to amblyopia is not always correctable with lenses alone.  Amblyopia is the result of poor early visual […]

    Continue Reading August 6, 2018