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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Eyewear for Athletes of All Ages

Protective sport eyewear is highly recommended for children and adults participating in sporting activities. Eye injuries happen to be the leading cause of blindness in children according to the NEHEP & The National Eye Institute. In the United States, emergency rooms treat a sports-related eye injury, on average, every 13 minutes, one third of which involve children.

Sport eyewear not only protects the eye but may assist athletes in achieving maximum performance levels. Almost every prescription can be placed in this specialty eyewear and lenses that adjust for sun exposure may also be used. There are many sizes and designs available to meet the needs of all athletes big and small, professional and recreational.

Sporting glasses have been successfully used for some physically challenged patients that may have difficulty keeping their eyewear in place.

Thank you to our Guest Blogger Amy Shabat, Licensed Optician in our Westfield office.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Eye Injury Prevention Month at Eye Care & Surgery Center

The Eye Care & Surgery Center wishes to announce that October has been designated Eye Injury Prevention Month by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. When most people go out to mow the lawn, jump-start the car or get ready to do some spring cleaning, the last thing they think about is protecting their eyes, but it should be first on their mind. It is a good idea to think about protecting your eyes from the extraordinary damage often caused by the most ordinary of activities.

Many household chemicals, such as cleaning fluids, detergents and ammonia, are extremely hazardous and can burn the eye's delicate tissues. When using chemicals, always read instructions and labels carefully, work in a well-ventilated area and make sure spray nozzles point away from you and others before spraying. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after use.

Before using a lawnmower, power trimmer or edger, check for debris. Stones, twigs and other items can become dangerous projectiles shooting from the blades of a lawnmower, potentially injuring your eyes or those of innocent bystanders. Prevention is the first and most important step in avoiding serious eye injuries, so be sure to protect your eyes with appropriate protective eyewear.

Please feel free to contact us with your questions or to schedule an examination by calling The Eye Care & Surgery Center Toll Free at 800-504-1083.