Common Symptoms of Cataracts

Painless cloudy, blurry or dim vision

Increase in difficulty seeing at night or in low light

Light Sensitivity and glare

Halos around lights

Faded or yellowed colors

The need for more light for reading and other activities

Frequent changes in glasses or contact lens prescription

Double vision within one eye

 

Reference from eyesmart.org

Preventing Pink Eye

One way to prevent pink eye is to practice good hygiene. This can help by preventing the spread of conjunctivitis. Be sure to wash your hands frequently.

Safety Tips for Holiday Toy Purchases

The good news is that most eye injuries can be easily prevented by following Eye Smart’s toy safety tips.

1. Make sure children have appropriate supervision when playing with potentially hazardous toys or games that could cause an eye injury

2. Avoid purchasing toys with sharp, protruding or projectile parts.

3. Keep toys that are made for older children away from younger children

4. If your child experiences an eye injury from a toy, seek immediate medical attention from an ophthalmologist.

Eye Exams and Blood Sugar Control

Uncontrolled blood sugar can effect your vision. To ensure that you get the proper prescription for your glasses, make sure your blood sugar is controlled for routine eye exams.

Halloween is just a few days away. Here are some tips about costume contacts and how they can harm your eyes.

Four ways costume contacts can ruin your vision.

1. Scratches- the size of the contact lens is not fitted to your individual eye therefore it can scratch the outside of the eye.

2. Sores-costume contacts can cause corneal ulcers.

3. Both of the above can cause openings into the eye leading to infections.

4. Blindness- In extreme cases, problems from wearing costume contact lenses may lead to blindness or require surgery. For example, scarring from an infection can distort the cornea, requiring a corneal transplant to restore vision.

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