Diabetes, Fish and Your Eyes

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Recent research indicates that eating two weekly servings of oily fish may help prevent or delay diabetes in the eyes and lower heart disease risk in people age 55 years and older who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

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What causes your eyes to become red after swimming in a pool?

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The answer to the question, “What causes your eyes to become red after swimming in a pool?” is…

Urine. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), urine combines with the chlorine to create an irritant that causes the redness in your eyes. Believe it or not, 64% of Americans admit to urinating in the pool. Over the past two decades, Recreational Water Illnesses (RWI) associated with swimming have increased substantially per the CDC. Crypto, short for a parasite named cryptosporidium, illnesses have increased 200% from 2004 to 2008.

Please swim safely – don’t wear contacts while swimming in pools or lakes, do wear swim goggles while swimming, and please, use the restroom in the restroom when needed.

How do you get my child’s prescription?

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Children’s eyes are different than those of adults. For example, if the eye doctor reports that the parent is seeing only 20/60, then there is justifiable concern. On the other hand, if the doctor says that the parent’s 2-year old is seeing 20/60, then that would be expected depending on other findings. So, another common question among parents is how the prescription for a young child is determined especially if he can not read or even talk. Fortunately, child-specific techniques will accurately determine a young child’s prescription even if he can not read or talk.

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What glasses are best for my young child?

How to pick children's glasses

One of the common concerns for children’s glasses is whether the glasses will fit properly. Because kids’ faces are not just miniature grown-up faces, many frames will slide off or become misaligned easily. An ill-fitting pair of glasses can adversely affect vision and even breathing patterns because of the shape of children’s noses. Since a child’s nose and cheeks change as he grows, a pair of glasses will need to be able to change with him for the proper fit and performance. A common misconception amongst parents is that they should order a pair of frames that are a little bigger so that the child can grow into it. However, this will only add to the poor fit because the larger size will cause the glasses to slip and misalign easily. A child needs a child-specific pair of frames rather than a down-sized adult frame. We have the solution with custom-fit frames for your child.

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Color Deficiency & School

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Imagine your teacher telling you to use the orange crayon to color the square, the yellow crayon to color the diamond, the red crayon to color the circle and the yellow crayon to color the rectangle. For most students, those instructions would be a run-of-the-mill activity. For some, however, it can be confusing because to them red, green, yellow and orange are just different names for what appears to be the same color. Reading litmus paper in science class would be an adventure for these students. Deciphering graphs may be more difficult than it could be. Color, which is often used to improve learning, may actually interfere with learning for students with a color deficiency.

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Color Deficiency & Sunglasses

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People with color deficiency have difficulties detecting and recognizing traffic signal lights. Sunglass tints can make this worse. Correctly recognizing the traffic signal or taking significantly longer to correctly identify the signal are the main difficulties associated with specific sunglass tints and people with color deficiency.

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