Newport Avenue Optometry Blog
For all age groups, sports-related eye injuries occur most frequently in water sports, basketball, and baseball/softbal
More than 25,000 people seek treatment for sports-related eye injuries each year. The good news is that almost all of these injuries can be prevented. Whatever your game, whatever your age, you need to protect your eyes!
Take the following steps to avoid sports eye injuries:
Did you know that about 80 percent of what children learn in school is taught visually? That means if your child has an uncorrected vision problem, it could severely affect his or her development.
Remember that children should have an eye exam at 6 months, again at age 3 and then regular exams after they start school.
1. Consistently sitting close to the TV or holding a book too close. While it is a myth that sitting too close to the TV will ruin your eyes, this habit could be a sign of a vision problem.
If your child cannot see televised images clearly or read from books without leaning in close, it could mean he or she is nearsighted.
Are you doing these things at your desk? Learn how to prevent eye strain while at work with this infographic.
There is a lot of excitement building around the upcoming August 21, 2017 solar eclipse. Millions of eclipse watchers will travel to be in the direct path of the eclipse as it travels across the United States. The whole continent will experience a partial eclipse lasting 2 to 3 hours.
If your child is squinting or complaining of headaches, it may be a sign of early vision problems.
At Newport Avenue Optometry, come visit one of our optometrists today and get your child's eyes checked before the 2017/18 school year starts. We make child eye exams easy and a fun experience!
Cataracts are a clouding of the eye’s lens, which should be clear. This results is blurry vision or what’s often described as looking through a fogged-up window. With more than 200,000 new cases diagnosed each year in the United States, it’s a prevalent but also often misunderstood condition.
During Cataract Awareness Month, here are 10 things you might not know about cataracts.
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A cataract is a cloudy or opaque area in the normally clear lens of the eye. Depending upon its size and location, it can interfere with normal vision. Most cataracts develop in people over age 55, but they occasionally occur in infants and young children. Usually cataracts develop in both eyes, but one may be worse than the other.
The lens is located inside the eye behind the iris, the colored part of the eye. Normally, the lens focuses light on the retina, which sends the image through the optic nerve to the brain.
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Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is an antioxidant found in fruits and vegetables. Scientific evidence suggests vitamin C lowers the risk of developing cataracts. Risk factors for cataracts include smoking, diabetes and steroid use, which deplete the eye's lens of vitamin C.
Presbyopia affects nearly everyone. It happens because as we age the eye's crystalline lens loses its elasticity, making it more difficult to focus. Fortunately, presbyopia is a very treatable condition.
Here is a recipe with many of the essential suplements required for good eye health.
The oxygen-containing xanthophylls lutein (L), and zeaxanthin (Z), are two of more than 600 known naturally occurring carotenoids. Synthesized by plants, these yellow, orange and red carotenoid pigments act to absorb light energy for photosynthesis and to protect the plant from high energy UV light. These xanthophyll pigments serve a similar role in protecting the eye from photo-oxidative stress. The yellow from carotenoid accumulation gives the posterior polar region of the retina its name: Macula Lutea or "yellow spot."
Depending on the material used to make a lens, between 4-16% of light striking the lens surface is ordinarily reflected back or "lost" by the lens. A multi-layercoating of metal oxides, just a few microns thick can significantly increase the amount of light transmitted through the lens by decreasing the percentage of light lost to reflection.
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