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Articles related to prevention of eye health.

Should You Use Night Mode To Reduce The Blue Light

Written on January 17, 2020 at 3:42 pm, by

You may have had trouble sleeping after being at the screen of your phone or other digital devices just before going to bed. Blue light – either from the sun or screens we use – we wake up and stimulates. This also means that too much exposure to blue light for late night phone screens,  Continue Reading »

Top Tips For Choosing Safe Toys This Holiday

Written on December 10, 2019 at 12:39 pm, by

The American Academy of Ophthalmology urges parents to avoid buying toys that can cause serious eye injuries, even blindness. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission an estimated 251,700 toy-related injuries were treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms in 2017. Almost half of those incidents were injuries to the head. Unfortunately, most of these  Continue Reading »

Sixty Percent Of Americans With Diabetes Skip Annual Sight-saving Exams

Written on November 5, 2019 at 4:27 pm, by

People with diabetes are at increased risk of developing serious eye diseases, yet most do not have sight-saving, annual eye exams, according to a large study. The Instituto de Ojos del Dr. Miguel Santiago joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in reiterating the importance of eye exams during the month of November, which is observed  Continue Reading »

Halloween Hazard: Never Buy Decorative Contact Lenses Without a Prescription

Written on October 5, 2019 at 3:47 pm, by

Colored contact lenses are popular year-round for people who want to change the color of their iris. But every year at Halloween there is a surge of people using colored contact lenses to enhance their costumes.  To safely wear costume contact lenses for Halloween or any time of year, follow these guidelines: Continue reading…

Ophthalmologists Encourage Making Your Eyes Part of a Healthy Aging Strategy

Written on September 3, 2019 at 5:48 pm, by

According to a national survey released by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly two out of three American adults report having eye or vision problems. A significant percentage of them, however, fail to seek medical attention in the form of regular, sight-saving eye exams. In observance of Healthy Aging Month in September, Instituto de Ojos  Continue Reading »

Is Too Much Screen Time Harming Children’s Vision?

Written on August 6, 2019 at 3:59 pm, by

As children spend more time tethered to screens, there is increasing concern about potential harm to their visual development. Ophthalmologists – physicians who specialize in medical and surgical eye care – are seeing a marked increase in children with dry eye and eye strain from too much screen time. But does digital eyestrain cause lasting  Continue Reading »

Sunglasses: Your Prescription For Eye Health

Written on July 9, 2019 at 10:00 am, by

Next time you step outside to enjoy the summer sun, don’t forget to bring a pair of sunglasses. Most people know that the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays are bad for the skin. But did you know that too much sun on unprotected eyes increases the risk of eye diseases? This summer, the American Academy of  Continue Reading »

Three Things Patients Should Know About Cataracts

Written on June 7, 2019 at 2:25 pm, by

Approximately 25 million Americans have cataracts, which cause cloudy, blurry or dim vision and often develop with advancing age.1 This June, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is observing Cataract Awareness Month by sharing three things everyone should know about the condition and its treatment. Continue reading…

4 Steps To Lower Your Risk Of Eye Disease

Written on May 28, 2019 at 5:55 pm, by

By age 65, one in three Americans will have a vision-impairing eye disease. Many sight-robbing conditions can be effectively treated if detected early enough, in many cases limiting or eliminating the damage to eyesight. During the month of May, El Instituto de Ojos del Dr. Miguel Santiago joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in sharing valuable information  Continue Reading »

Ophthalmologists Urge Eye Protection For Recreational And Professional Sports

Written on May 3, 2019 at 5:42 pm, by

New research shows that about 30,000 people in the U.S. go to emergency departments each year with sports-related eye injuries, a substantially higher estimate than previously reported. This April during Sports Eye Safety Month, Instituto de Ojos del Dr. Miguel Santiago and the American Academy of Ophthalmology remind the public that the right protective eyewear  Continue Reading »

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