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Articles related to prevention of eye health.

Is It COVID-19 or Allergies?

Written on June 10, 2020 at 12:48 pm, by

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, your spring allergies may be adding to your anxiety about your health. Are those watery eyes and stuffy nose symptoms of the new coronavirus or allergies? “This time of year is a challenge for people with allergies, and now more so with COVID fears,” says James M. Huffman,  Continue Reading »

How to Help Yourself and Help Others During Coronavius (COVID-19)

Written on June 1, 2020 at 12:18 pm, by

Coronavirus can spread through the eyes, just as it does through the mouth or nose. When someone who has coronavirus coughs, sneezes, or talks, virus particles can spray from their mouth or nose onto your face. You are likely to breathe these tiny droplets in through your mouth or nose. But the droplets can also  Continue Reading »

Coronavirus Eye Safety

Written on April 7, 2020 at 10:35 am, by

Experts say guarding your eyes — as well as your hands and mouth — can slow the spread of coronavirus. Here’s why it’s important to protect your eyes during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, and five ways you can help yourself and others. Continue reading…

7 Ways To Protect Your Eyes From Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Written on February 11, 2020 at 12:16 pm, by

American Academy of Ophthalmology urges the public to get the facts on the most common cause of blindness Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of vision loss and blindness in Americans over age 50, affecting about 2.1 million people nationwide. Early diagnosis and treatment are the keys to preventing vision loss. During  Continue Reading »

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 »

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