Pink Eye is often thought of as a children’s health problem. It spreads quickly and easy in schools, after school programs and among siblings. Because pink eye is so easily spread from one unsuspecting victim to another, schools and daycare centers often require the infected child to stay home until they are no longer contagious. While children are often victims of pink eye, it can be spread to adults too! So what can be done to stop this dreaded eye issue from taking over your family and causing missed school and work days?
The days are growing warmer and more of us are spending time outdoors at parks, lakes and swimming pools. This is the time of year a lot of people think about purchasing new sunglasses to look fashionable, see clearly and protect their eyes from harmful UV radiation. Do you know what to look for?
What is Low Vision?
Low Vision describes vision impairment that cannot be corrected by glasses, contact lenses or surgery. Low Vision often involves blurred vision, partial sight, tunnel vision or blind spots and can make life very difficult. Those who have been diagnosed as legally blind and near total blindness are also considered Low Vision patients. Activities that were once common, such as driving, recognizing faces, reading, sewing or watching TV can now be challenging or impossible.
How can you keep your eyes safe at home? Do you know what to do if you have an eye emergency? There are steps you can and should take to protect your eyes. And if something happens, knowing what to do in advance will be important to your health and comfort.
Keep them in the case when they aren't on your face.
Whether you wear your glasses full-time, while working on the computer or only while reading small print, the best way to protect your glasses when you are not wearing them is to store them in the carrying case provided to you by your eye doctor. There are different case styles and sizes, and the staff at your eye doctor's office can usually find one that will meet your needs....