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Protecting Your Eyes When Using Digital Screens

If you work in an office where you sit at a computer all the time or use your smartphone consistently, then you may already know that you may be damaging your eyes. Staring at a digital screen all the time can harm your eyes, and it can make them burn or feel dried out. You may discover that your eyes get red and you may also find that you become more nearsighted over time. To prevent doing permanent damage to your eyes while staring at a digital screen, follow these tips. Get an E...

Protect Your Eyes From the Sun

Many people move to Florida because of the excellent chances to play outside all year long while others are lucky enough to be born in the state. Whichever group you fall into, it is essential to protect your eyes from the sun all year long when you live in Orlando. Eye cancer, corneal sunburn, cataracts, and pterygium are just some of the damage that you can do if you do not choose to protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Protect Your Eyes All the Time ...

Preparing for Your Eye Exam

While many people walk into their eye exam for glasses or contact lenses in Orlando without any preparation, thinking through some common eye challenges can help you prepare to work better with the eye doctor during your next eye exam. There is a simple reason for this as many people feel nervous during the exam making it harder to think about challenges that you need to address with your optometrist. Therefore, use this list as a springboard to think through if there are any particular issue...

The Plain Facts About Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome affects about 3 million Americans and the number continues to climb annually. Others suggest that the number is closer to 5 million while some suggest that at least 48 percent of Americans over the age of 50 suffer from this condition. If you are one of those people suffering from dry eyes, then you are probably already familiar with the burning itchy feeling of your eyes being continually dry. In severe cases, it can alter your eye’s function and stability. ...

Sleep Problems May be a Sign of Glaucoma

If you fall asleep very fast or have a difficult time falling asleep, you may want to see your eye doctor very soon, according to data collected from more than 6,700 people who completed the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that results when nerves in the eye stop sending signals to the brain about what you are seeing. Too much sleep and too little sleep can both be a problem, according to the study. Are You at Risk? T...

Rates of Nearsightedness in Children May Double by 2050

Experts with many different organizations predict the rate of nearsightedness will double in children by 2050. Across the globe, there are almost 1 million new cases diagnosed every week. Almost 90 percent of children in South Asia are nearsighted while the rate in America and Europe is approaching 50 percent. While a child with one parent who is nearsighted is about 33 percent, the rate nearly doubles if both parents are nearsighted. Why is the Rate of Nearsightedness Increasing?...

Why Good Eyesight is Essential for Good Grades

Soon, your child may be bringing home his or her report card for the year. If the results are not what you had hoped, find if your child’s eyesight is making getting good grades harder than it needs to be. It is estimated that up to 25 percent of students have undetected eye problems. Alarmingly, only about 5 percent of students with vision problems will test poorly on vision tests administered by school nurses or other professionals. Visual Skills Needed to Perform Well in S...

Warning: Do Not Sleep in Contact Lenses

While a few types of contact lenses are made to be worn at night, you are not supposed to sleep or nap in most types of contact lenses. Yet, about 33 percent of Americans self-report that they do so regularly. This can have a devastating effect on the eyesight of contact lens in Orlando wearers. Acanthamoeba Keratitis A 34-year-old man who had worn contact lenses for more than 50 percent of his life admitted to sleeping in his contact lenses regularly. He started experie...

Celebrate Healthy Vision Month During May

The National Eye Institute, numerous providers and doctors are involved in promoting Healthy Vision Month during May annually. The theme for this year’s celebration is “My Vision of the Future.” Eyes of Winter Park hopes that you will help them celebrate this event throughout May 2019. Wear Sunglasses Optometrists in Orlando, like Dr. Francisco José Richardson, recommend that you wear sunglasses on a sunny day to protect your eyesight. Sunglasses...

What to Do in an Eye Emergency

Each day, approximately 730,000 United States workers suffer eye injuries on the job. Over 25,000 sports-related eye injuries happen annually. Many others hurt their eyes in a multitude of ways. Therefore, it is important to know what to do if you are on the scene of an eye injury or one happens to you. How Can Eyes Be Injured? Eye injuries fit into four large categories. An object, like wood, dust or concrete, can end up in the eye. Eyes can also be injured from chemica...