Each year, there are around 30,000 U.S. emergency room visits due to eye injuries from high-risk sports. In fact, every 13 minutes, an ER treats a sports-related eye injury. Regular eyeglasses don’t provide sufficient eye protection and at times they can break and can make the wound worse.
They say hindsight is 20/20, but what does that number mean exactly? These numbers follow a grading system used by your eye doctor to measure visual acuity— that is, the clearness of your eyesight. It’s a measure of the focal length for both your eyes with the first number representing your left eye and the second number is for your right. The higher the numbers are, the shorter the focal length is, which means you likely have to move objects much closer to your face just get a good look at them.
Contact lenses are one of the best and safest ways to correct your vision without having to go for expensive Lasik surgery. However, it’s surprising to know that a majority of users are still unclear about how to properly use their contact lenses. While they understand the basics, some safety measures still remain ignored or left unknown to many patients.
More than one in 10 people in the U.S. wear contact lenses for a clearer vision. However, it was found that 40 to 90 percent of wearers are not practicing healthy contact lens wear habits. The American Optometric Association (AOA) says that improper contact lens use can result in rare, serious eye infections.
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At what age is it okay for your child to start using digital devices? This question has always been a contentious one, but recently, the World Health Organzation (WHO) released new guidelines regarding the recommended screen time for kids under five.
Like it or not, more and more kids are playing video games. Everyone knows the harm video games have on their eyesight, but it’s not all bad. Video games can have beneficial effects—in moderation and specific circumstances. AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care, your go-to eye clinic in the state for contact lenses, elaborates more on how video games affect your child’s vision, for better or worse, below.
Have you ever found yourself having a hard time walking on the street because the sun’s rays are blinding you? As a reflex, you reach for the sunglasses in your bag only to remember you can’t wear them because you have your prescription eyeglasses on. If you’re one of the many who have had this trouble, consider getting yourself a pair of prescription sunglasses.
Summer’s just around the corner, and you probably have lots of outdoor time planned with your family. While spending time with your little ones outdoors is exciting, don’t forget to protect their sensitive eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. Here’s what your eye care center suggests you do: