School and Sickness in 2022

Children and Common Illnesses: 48% Already Sick In the 2022-2023 School Year

Kids are back in school, and that means the return of back-to-school illnesses. As children across the country are spending time in classrooms, for many families, there’s a concern of what their kids might bring home. From the flu to pink eye or the common cold, many illnesses get spread around schools, especially as winter […]

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Veterans & Vision Care Guide: Helpful Resources for Veterans

Researchers say there are about 19 million American veterans, and they make up less than 10 percent of the total American adult population. Some of them came home with injuries that affected their vision. Others developed age-related vision issues over time. The Veterans Administration (VA) has several robust programs for veterans with vision issues. These […]

The United States of UFOs: What’s that in the Sky?

Area 51. Roswell. Close Encounters. E.T. UFOs and aliens are all around us- from the movies to beloved video games and, as of late, official reports from the Pentagon. Who hasn’t looked up at the night sky and asked themselves, “Are we alone?” But which states in the nation are having more close encounters with […]

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A Guide to Pregnancy & Vision

Pregnancy can change your vision in ways you may not have anticipated. Some women notice that they are more sensitive to light, and others have headaches or migraines. You may experience things looking blurry or see spots in your visual field.  These changes can be the result of natural hormonal changes during pregnancy, and they […]

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Eye Drops for Cataracts Treatment: What You Need to Know

Eye drops are not a viable treatment for cataracts. The only proven medical treatment for cataracts is surgery. Cataract eye surgery removes the clouded lenses and replaces it with a synthetic or man-made lens. Is It Possible to Treat Cataracts With Eye Drops? No, it’s currently not possible to treat cataracts with eye drops. Cataracts […]

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Vision Health for Babies: A Parent’s Guide

At birth, your baby’s eyes are about 65 percent of the size they will become as an adult. Your baby sees the world in black, white, and gray.  You can help your baby’s vision develop and take an active role in their vision health by knowing milestones that indicate vision health. Keep reading to learn […]

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TBI, Concussions & Eyesight

A concussion is a head injury or a blow to the head. It may be mild, moderate, or severe. It is often called a traumatic brain injury or TBI.  Concussions are often caused by car accidents, sports injuries, or blows to the head. A blow to the head has many signs and symptoms. Some of […]

Road Signs and Driving Distractions

Read the Road: Sign Struggles and Dangerous Distractions

There is so much to figure out when you start learning how to drive. Do you know where the mirrors are around your car? How about the rules of the road? Can you identify all those road signs? A lot of it seems like common sense, but after initially learning and passing driver’s education courses, […]

Parents Concerned Over Kid's Screen Time

Survey Finds Parents’ Screen Use Has Negative Influence on Children

It’s no exaggeration to say technology has taken over the world. We use it to learn, work, communicate, pay, play… the list goes on and on. While it is important, it can also easily become addicting. Addicting in our own lives, technology use has become a top concern to many parents. The American Academy of […]

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A Guide to Laser Cataract Surgery

Laser cataract surgery is a procedure where the eye’s cloudy lens is replaced with a clear man-made lens.  The purpose of this innovative surgery is to remove the cataract and reduce reliance on prescription eyewear. What Happens During Laser Cataract Surgery? Laser-assisted cataract surgery is a specific procedure that uses a camera to map the […]

Dating apps and relationships

Love at First Swipe: Dating App Habits of Single Americans

How long do you think it takes to make a first impression? An hour? Fifteen minutes? One minute? Studies have found it takes just seconds for people to make up their minds about others. In the world of online dating, it’s often even faster, as some people focus solely on what they see. With just […]

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Is Virtual Reality (VR) Bad for Your Eyes?

Virtual reality (VR) is an exciting technology that delivers applications in education, healthcare and entertainment. However, the unique visual demands of VR have made some people wonder if it might be bad for their eyes. VR use has been linked to some eye problems, including eye strain and heterophoria. Its effects are treatable and can […]