Posts Tagged: vision

Tips for healthy eyes

Vision is one of our most important senses. Here are a few tips to maintain the health of our eyes as we get older: Wear sunglasses outside. Excessive exposure to UV light will speed up the aging process of our eyes through increased oxidation. UV light is responsible for the progression of cataracts (clouding of…
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How do electronics impact my child’s eyes?

Electronic devices such as phones and tablets are commonly used by children and teenagers. There is a risk of addiction among children and teenagers from these devices. The harmful effects to children, such as less exercise and sleep, are well documented. We are now beginning to understand the harmful effects these electronics have on a…
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Think safety for New Year’s fireworks

If you choose to mark the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve with the bang of fireworks, take steps to keep the celebration safe. An eye injury is no way to start the new year. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that nearly 12,000 people were treated in emergency rooms for fireworks-related injuries in…
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Reduce screen time to avoid eye damage

Most people know that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light can damage the eye and surrounding skin, but what about the high-energy visible (HEV) light being emitted from your smart phone or high-definition TV? Current research suggests that prolonged exposure to HEV blue-violet light from artificial light sources has damaging effects to the retina that resemble…
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Are you a contact lens candidate?

As the director of the Contact Lens Service at University of Louisville I am commonly asked this question by my patients, “Am I able to wear contact lenses?” My typical response is, “It depends.” I say this because not all patients are candidates for contact lens wear. To determine if a patient is a candidate…
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