When eye injuries occur, knowing how to deal with them can mean the difference between minor eye damage and permanent injury, or even blindness. Here are some first aid suggestions for eye injuries. But, please remember, these suggestions are only first aid. It is important for you to contact Heights EyeCare as soon as possible for any eye injuries.
From the moment of birth, your child is learning to see. He or she progresses from the newborn’s blurry world of light and dark to the school-age child’s sophisticated ability to handle complex vision tasks. Toys, games and playtime activities help by stimulating this process of vision development.
Here is a list of toys and activities that can help your child develop or improve various vision skills.
Human eyes have a certain degree of natural protection, but every year, thousands of people suffer accidental eye injuries. Many injuries could be prevented if people would wear proper eye protection. Here are some types of safety eyewear that can protect your eyes from hazardous situations. Remember to wear the proper protection at work and when working around the house or yard.
Treatment for certain eye conditions, diseases or infections may require you to put ointment in your eyes. If the doctor prescribes ointments, be sure to follow all directions about using them. Before you use any medication, be sure to tell our doctors about any other prescription or non-prescription medications you are using or allergies that you have.
Color vision deficiency means that your ability to distinguish some colors and shades is less than normal. It occurs when the color-sensitive cone cells in your eyes do not properly pick up or send the proper color signals to your brain. About eight percent of men and one percent of women are color deficient.
Thousands of eye injuries, which often result in permanent vision loss, occur each Fourth of July from accidents with fireworks. Be safe this Fourth of July and enjoy the public fireworks displays that many communities sponsor. They are presented by highly skilled professionals and they are bigger, brighter and more beautiful than home displays, as well as much less dangerous. If fireworks are legal where you live and you decide to set them off on your own, be sure to follow these important safety tips: