everyday eye care

Learn More About Your Baby’s Eye Development

When you have a child, there is (obviously) a lot going on. Between taking care of your newborn to altering your daily schedule and adjusting to a lifestyle change things can seem to move extremely fast. In the meantime, there are several things to know about how your child’s eyesight is developing, especially in their first year of life. After your baby is born, he or she initially sees a big, fuzzy world with little delineations for all of the shapes of the world. Instead, your newborn will see mainly dark and light, as they cannot distinguish between shades of color either.

Seeing Stars? Here’s Why!

Have you ever seen stars or spots of color in your vision? Maybe you stood up, or laid down, and suddenly there are colors swimming across your vision. If you suffer from migraines or were (unfortunately) knocked on the head, you could also see these colors. This phenomenon is quite common and is called phosphene. It is an experience of seeing light where there is no light entering the eye. And this phenomenon is not a cause for concern or an eye care issue for adults or in children.

Do You Struggle with Seasonal Eye Allergies?

Summertime means fun activities in the outdoors like swimming, canoeing, playing sports, hiking, and anything you enjoy outside. But for many people, the summer months mean allergy season. If you suffer from chronic eye issues during allergy season, there are several eye care tips for the whole family to prepare and to limit the impact your allergies have on your eyes in the summer months. One way is to use artificial tear drops.

Is It Time to Update Your Frames for New Ones?

Even though your eyeglasses may seem to be in proper working order, there may be several signs that it’s time for a new set of frames. The first and most obvious reason to spring for a new set of eyeglass frames is if your prescription has changed. If your prescription changes, you may only need a new set of lenses and can keep the frames themselves. But this may not always be the case. For instance, if you bought a pair of readymade reading glasses, you will need to replace the entire pair of eyeglasses.

Learn About the Vision Skills Required to Play Sports

Playing sports requires a great deal of athleticism, but also requires good vision skills, such as hand-eye coordination. If your child is playing sports, here are some vision-related things to consider. Having solid hand-eye coordination is integral in order to play sports, and excel at them. This vision skill requires moving your hands using visual information, such as swinging a baseball bat or anytime you are required to aim. Visual acuity is the ability to see objects clearly at different distances.

The Importance of Renewing Your Eyes With Sleep!

Sleep is an important part of everyone’s day. It helps our bodies recover in a variety of ways. So it should come as no surprise that sleep even helps our eyes rejuvenate themselves.

You have probably heard by now that the majority of sleep researchers recommend 7-9 hours of sleep each night to help us feeling well-rested. For our eyes, we need at least 5 hours of sleep to help them recharge each and every day.

Did You Know You Can Suffer From Vision Problems After a Concussion?

Concussions are serious injuries to your head and brain that can occur any time there is trauma, such as a car accident, a fall, or a sports accident.

But concussions are also an eye care issue for adults and children alike.

A vast majority of our brain tissue is directly or indirectly related to our vision. This is the reason why concussions lead to vision issues so frequently.

Protecting Your Eyes in the Swimming Pool!

Now that summer is finally upon us, that means it’s time to go swimming!

Whether you head to your own pool, a local swimming pool, or head to a resort for a family vacation there are several ways to practice safe family eye care while swimming in the pool for everyone in your family.

Your eyes can become irritated by swimming in pools in a variety of different ways such as becoming itchy, red, or sting.

Are Your Sunglasses Actually Protecting Your Eyes?

Winter is finally over and summertime is here. That means more time outside playing, doing yard work, swimming, visiting the beach or any other reason to get us outside.

But are you taking the proper precautions when it comes to protecting your eyesight? And specifically, are your sunglasses actually working when you wear them?

Kids and Their Screens: Computer Vision Syndrome

Let’s face it — in today’s modern age of smart phones, smart TVs, smart watches, smart refrigerators, and other “smart” devices, we are all staring at screens more than ever before. Some estimates put our daily screen time averages at more than 10 hours!

Yet all of this screen time can have negative ramifications when it comes to eye care for children.

There can be advantages to time spent in front of all of these modern screens. But there are negative consequences, such as computer vision syndrome, or digital eye strain.