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Fall Sports Concussions

It’s Football Season Again! Football season opens more discussions about concussions or traumatic brain injuries (TBI) but they are not isolated to football – soccer and field hockey are also sports with risks for head injuries.  In fact, cheerleaders have the fifth most frequency of concussions of all sports! TBI’s are defined as a blow or jolt to the...

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Add an Eye Exam to your Back to School Checklist

Back-to-school time is upon us and while many students’ lists include backpacks, rulers, and new shoes, there’s one more thing parents need on their back-to-school checklist – a comprehensive eye health and vision exam for their student. Studies show that as much as 75% of all learning comes through vision. Other studies show that a significant amount of vision...

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School and Sports Have Tremendous Visual Demands

The school year is almost here! As kids prepare to work their brains, keep in mind that being a student also places great demand on their eyes. Time for an Eye Exam It’s always a good idea to have your student’s eyes checked at the start of a new school year. As much as 75% of learning is visually-based...

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Your Children’s Vision and Success in School

Early eye examinations are crucial to make sure children have normal, healthy vision so they can perform better at schoolwork or play. Students may give up on their classwork rather than admit they can’t see what their teacher is writing on the board.  This seemingly simple issue can become a significant barrier to learning and may contribute to further...

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Five Features of Children’s Sunwear that are Musts

In addition to having lenses that block 100 percent of the sun’s UVA and UVB rays and a significant amount of potentially harmful blue light, children’s sunglasses should also have these features: Impact-resistant lenses.The best lenses for children’s sunglasses are made of polycarbonate. Polycarbonate lenses are up to 10 times more impact-resistant than standard plastic lenses for superior eye protection...

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Summer can be Dangerous for Adults over 60

Most of us look forward to summer but hot weather can be dangerous, particularly to adults over 60. A University of Chicago Medical Center study found that 40% of heat-related fatalities in the U.S. were among people over 65. There are several reasons why boomers and seniors are more vulnerable to heat stroke and heat exhaustion and even heat-related...

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Do children really need sunglasses?

According to most eye doctors and researchers, the answer is an emphatic “yes.”  Because children tend to spend more time outdoors than most adults, experts say nearly half of a person’s lifetime exposure to ultraviolet radiation can take place by age 18.   Ultraviolet (UV) radiation and blue light (also called high-energy visible, or HEV, light) from sunlight appear to increase...

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Relief From the Symptoms of Seasonal Allergies

One of the side effects of the beautiful explosion of color known as Spring is itchy, red, watery eyes from seasonal allergies. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, seasonal allergies develop when the body becomes sensitized and overreacts to something in the environment. By their estimates, as many as 50 million people suffer from it. In...

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New Years Eye Health Resolutions

Many people use the new year as a time to set new goals and refocus priorities. As your eye doctor, we couldn’t wish for better resolutions than a year of safe and healthy vision. Try adding these to your plan for 2016: Replace and care for contact lenses as prescribed and make it a point to go to all...

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Use It or Lose It

This is the time of year we start getting busier as patients hurry to use their flex spending accounts. Contact lenses, eyeglasses, and eye exams are a great way to use those benefits that, in some cases, expire at the end of the year. Also, many patients who have met their medical deductible for the year are using their...

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