Protecting eye health: Separating myths from facts

Of your five senses, which one are you most afraid of losing? If you're like most people, your answer is your ability to see

Protecting eye health: Separating myths from factsBecause our eyesight is so precious, it’s no wonder that myths abound about your eye health, what can damage our eyes, and what can protect them. Here, we debunk five common myths, and tell you how to truly keep your eyes healthy. Myth: Doing eye exercises will delay the need for glasses. Fact: Eye exercises […]

Not just screens, reading for too long can also strain kid’s eyes

A new study appearing in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, offers further evidence that at least part of the worldwide increase in nearsightedness has to do with near work activities; not just screens but also traditional books

Not just screens, reading for too long can also strain kid’s eyesThe prevalence of myopia, known as nearsightedness, has seen a significant rise all around the world. The first and most obvious correlation people would think of is the increasing use of devices including television, computers, and smartphones. But is the blue light radiating from these screen devices the main culprit? There may be more to […]

Playing outdoors can be beneficial to your child’s eyesight

More time outdoors had a protective effect and reduced the chances that a child would go on to need myopic refractive correction in the future. The size of the effect was impressive

Playing outdoors can be beneficial to your child’s eyesightThe ready availability of technology may make the children of today faster at configuring a new smartphone, but does all of that screen time affect the development of their eyes? While conventional wisdom dictates that children should do less up-close viewing, sit farther from the television and perhaps even wear their eyeglasses less, we have […]

Know about myopia, its symptoms, diagnosis and prevention

Myopia represents a vision condition in which an object close to the eyes is seen clearly ,whereas objects farther away appear blurred. The name is derived from the Greek term “muopia”, which means “close to the eyes”. The condition occurs if the eyeball is too long or the cornea (clear outer most layer of the eye) has too much curvature; as a result, the light that enters the eye lacks adequate focus, so distant objects look blurred

Know about myopia, its symptoms, diagnosis and preventionSymptoms and signs If person is nearsighted, you typically will have difficulty reading road signs and seeing distant objects clearly, but will be able to see well for close-up tasks such as reading and computer use. Other signs and symptoms of myopia include squinting, and headaches. Feeling fatigued when driving or playing also can be […]