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Life hack for better sleep:  Reduce Blue Light exposure at night

We all know UV light (ultra-violet) is harmful to our eyes, but did you know that blue-violet light (emitted with from artificial sources or the sun) can also cause health issues? With our kids all using Chromebooks or other tablets for school work in and out of class, they are being exposed to a lot more screen time than they were even 5 years ago. In a Harvard article Blue Light has a Dark Side, their research shows a strong link between evening blue light exposure and poor sleep. We’re finding that our kids are more susceptible to this effect than adults, so much so that the American Medical Association deems this a public health issue.

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More Computer Time May Be Causing Nearsightedness in U.S. Kids

Eye experts suggest boosting outdoor time to get young eyes focusing on distant objects

More Computer Time May Be Causing Nearsightedness in U.S. Kids.

 

Children who spend lots of time indoors and on computers and other electronic devices may be raising their risk for nearsightedness, a panel of U.S. ophthalmology experts suggests.

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Childrens Eye Exams. Here’s Why Oldest Children Are More Likely to Be Nearsighted

 

 

If your child needs glasses Eyecare Associates is your premier provider of pediatric eye exams in Lees Summit.

 

It could have to do with new parents investing more in their education according according to a recent Time Magazine article we want to share with you.

If you’re an oldest child, stereotypes suggest you’re probably organized, an overachiever, perhaps a tad bossy.

And now, science suggests you’re probably also more nearsighted than your younger siblings, too.

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‘Zombie’ contacts damage teen’s eye

 

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. — A pair of Halloween-themed cosmetic contact lenses bought to turn a teen into a zombie instead damaged her cornea, partially blinding her right eye, her family said.

Leah Carpenter, 17, a Lakeview High School senior from St. Clair Shores, bought a $26 pair of colored contact lenses at a Mount Clemens, Mich., weekend public market where a couple of other girls prepping for a powder puff football game bought similar lenses.

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Glaucoma Eye Doctor Graphic

Eyecare Associates provides Glaucoma Eye Doctor treatment options. Glaucoma is the term used to describe any of a group of related eye disorders that cause damage to the optic nerve–the structure that transmits visual information from the eye to the brain. In most cases, glaucoma is associated with elevated pressure inside the eye (intraocular pressure, or IOP) that occurs because fluid produced inside the eye does not drain properly. If uncontrolled or left untreated, glaucoma can eventually lead to blindness.

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Annual Eye Exams is the best way to make sure your child’s eyes are allowing them to do their best in school

 

August has arrived and that means that many parents are preparing their children for another school year. August has been declared Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month by Prevent Blindness America. When 80% of learning occurs through the eyes, healthy vision is essential to a child’s success in the classroom. In addition to buying school supplies and new clothes, don’t forget to add scheduling a comprehensive eye exam as part of your back to school to-do list.

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Scleral lenses: Fact or Fiction

  1. Scleral lenses are only used with corneal diseases.

Fiction: The first contact lenses ever used were a type of scleral lens made of glass. Although we have come a long way with materials and types of contacts, there are many people who were scleral lens because of its superior vision while also offering good comfort. “I’m finding excellent success in my office and they may become very popular over time,” says Dr. Laura Nennig of Eyecare Associates of Lee’s Summit.

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Back-to-school eye exams more essential than ever

To capture the public’s attention, and prompt them to take action, AOA’s annual Ready for School public relations campaign emphasizes the growing strain that digital device use is putting on children’s eyes, and how to deal with it.

“We have a responsibility to the eye and vision health of our nation’s 38 million school-age children.”

AOA’s 2015 American Eye-Q® survey revealed that increasing use of technology at home and at school is taking a toll on the eye health and vision of children in America. While technology may enhance learning and provide entertainment, the long-term effects on children’s eyes are not yet fully known. And 41 percent of parents report their children spend three or more hours a day using digital devices.

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