As time goes on, chances are you probably know someone who has myopia - whether your child, a friend, family member or yourself. But how much do you really know about this eye disease? Some parents expect that simply receiving a pair of glasses for their child is the only way of dealing with the effects of myopia. In truth, there’s much more to myopia and what you can do about it than meets the eye.
Every day approximately 2000 workers in the United States sustain an eye injury related to the job. About one-third of these injuries required emergency hospital care, and at least 100 of the cases resulted in at least one day away from work. Nobody wants to be included in the statistics. Here are the top tips to protect your eyes at work:
Refractive errors are among the most common causes of visual acuity problems in the United States. Half of all American adults don’t have 20/20 vision due to their eyes not refracting light correctly as it enters the eye. Treatments for refractive errors generally include prescription eyewear and refractive surgery. Fortunately, there’s a revolutionary non-surgical procedure that eliminates the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses. This safe and effective treatment is known as orthokeratology or ortho-k. Do you want to know which vision problems can ortho-k correct? Read on to learn more about this technique and how it might apply to you.
Cases of myopia or nearsightedness are growing in number worldwide. To answer the expanding need for myopia correction, eye doctors are using multifocal lenses. The National Institutes of Health funded a study that proved the effectiveness of multifocal lenses in controlling myopia in children.
Every child needs to have good eyesight to learn comfortably in school. This does not mean that a visually impaired child cannot learn. It just means that good eyesight makes learning slightly easier for your child. Visual impairment may breed other problems for your child.