Given the rapid increase in childhood myopia being seen in the U.S., the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Academy of Pediatrics recently updated their guidance on managing myopia in children.
Do you often spend lots of time outdoors with your family, especially during the summer months? If you do, you are probably in the habit of lathering up your skin with sunscreen to avoid UV exposure. Of course, doing so is important. However, do you know that it is also important to protect your eyes from the sun’s rays as well?
Most parents are aware of the many benefits associated with children taking part in outdoor activities. The obvious benefits of fresh air and physical exercise aren’t the only perks for kids who play outdoors. Recent research shows that increased “sun time” can actually slow down the progression of myopia (often referred to as nearsightedness), or even postpone its onset!
Eyestrain is a term used to refer to a condition where the eyes get exhausted following intense use. Eyestrain is uncomfortable but it does not lead to eye damage or have long-term repercussions. There is no evidence that eyestrain leads to negative eye changes.
The drastic increase in the number of children diagnosed with myopia during the past decade is astonishing — but is it surprising? Not really. When you analyze the causes of myopia, it becomes clear why more and more children are becoming affected by this progressive eye disease.
Many substances can prompt an allergic reaction during springtime. Allergic reactions occur when your body wrongly identifies a substance as a hazardous invader. When this happens, your body releases antibodies as a way of warding off the invader. Your body also releases histamines alongside antibodies. Histamines are elements that enter your bloodstream and trigger allergy-like symptoms.
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: