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Eye Protection: Which sport causes the most eye injuries?

April is Sports Eye Safety Month. This month, Eye Care Professionals encourages all our patients to wear proper eye protection when participating in athletic activities. Potential eye injuries that can result from sports include corneal abrasions, orbital fractures, detached retina, and even cataracts. In some instances, people have even had their eyes dislodged from their sockets. But which sports are [...]

Eye Protection: Which sport causes the most eye injuries?2021-05-25T22:08:45+00:00
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Keep Your Eyes Safe this Halloween!

Halloween is an exciting holiday for children and adults alike. Fun costumes, scary movies, deliciously spooky snacks… what’s not to love? This Halloween, Eye Care Professionals encourages our community to practice safe and healthy habits. Below, check out some of these eye safety tips for Halloween as recommended by the American Optometric Association! Bring a flashlight If you’re trick-or-treating at [...]

Keep Your Eyes Safe this Halloween!2021-05-25T22:25:22+00:00
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Fireworks Safety: Keeping Your Eyes Safe

In the month surrounding the Fourth of July, an average of 280 people go to the emergency room each day with fireworks-related injuries. This July, Eye Care Professionals encourages our community to take care and practice fireworks safety when using backyard fireworks. Fireworks safety 101 Every year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission publishes an annual report about fireworks-related injuries [...]

Fireworks Safety: Keeping Your Eyes Safe2021-05-25T22:36:30+00:00
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Children’s Eye Health and Safety

Eye Care Professionals is answering common questions parents have about their children’s eye health. When should children receive their first eye exam? Parents should have their children’s eyes examined during well-child visits starting at around age three. During this exam, your child’s eye doctor will look for refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism), as well as other common childhood eye [...]

Children’s Eye Health and Safety2021-03-15T22:34:06+00:00
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Are Laser Pointers Dangerous for Children’s Eye Health?

We encourages people to pay special attention to childhood eye illness and injury. Eye Care Professionals will discuss the dangers associated using a laser pointer as a toy. While laser pointers may seem harmless enough, you should think twice before letting your child use one as a makeshift lightsaber. Can laser pointers blind you? They sure can. This past June, [...]

Are Laser Pointers Dangerous for Children’s Eye Health?2023-12-21T16:28:28+00:00
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