Top Contact Lens Experts Dispel Misinformation Regarding Coronavirus / COVID-19 Protections for Contact Lens Wearers

    • Contact Lens Wear is Safe
    • Proper Hand Washing is Essential to insert or remove your contact lenses
    • Disinfect Contact Lenses 
      • Disinfect your contact lenses every night if you are wearing monthly or biweekly lenses. Daily contact lenses do not need to be disinfected since they are not reused. 
    • Disinfect Spectacles and Glasses
      • Since COVID-19 can remain on hard surfaces for hours to days it is important to clean your glasses. Especially people who wear reading glasses or sunglasses that do not stay on your face all day. Putting your glasses on and off of your face throughout the day can transfer the virus.
    • Discontinue Lens Wear Only if Sick
  • Spectacles are Not Proven to Offer Protection against COVID-19
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“HOW I FAILED MY DAUGHTER” POST BY A MOTHER WHO’S CHILD HAD PREVENTABLE BLINDNESS IN ONE EYE.

Check out one mom’s blog post on how she “failed her daughter” by not getting her daughters eyes checked.

“As a mom, I always did the precautionary stuff: Put the plastic covers on every outlet, bought the latest and safest car seat, put locks on all the cabinet doors. But what I never did was get my kids’ eyes checked.

Not once.

It took her failing a school-wide vision test in first grade for us to know something was wrong. I was baffled, because she never showed any signs of vision problems. She was learning to read at grade level, played sports amazingly well and never once complained about things being fuzzy or out of focus.

Now, I realize, how could she tell me those things? She didn’t know any better.
What she saw was normal to her; she had no idea she was seeing the world out of focus and fuzzy.

She was practically blind in one eye, and had poor vision in the other.”

This is one great example of why it is so important to bring your kids in for a comprehensive eye exam and not just the school vision screenings at school. Looking at an eye chart is not an eye exam…it is a vision screening that can detect large vision problems. But why wait? You can schedule your child’s comprehensive eye exam with Dr. Ashley Roth today. Call our office to make an appointment!

Read the full post here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alishia-osborn/how-i-failed-my-daughter_b_6398080.html

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TODAY IS AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION ALERT DAY®

AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION ALERT DAY®

American Diabetes Association Alert Day® is a one-day “wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetesa condition characterized by high blood glucose levels caused by either a lack of insulin or the body’s inability to use insulin efficiently. Type 2 diabetes develops most often in middle-aged and older adults but can appear in young people.X. In 2015, Alert Day will take place on Tuesday, March 24.

The Diabetes Risk Test asks users to answer simple questions about weight, age, family history and other potential risk factors for prediabetesa condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal but are not high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes. People with prediabetes are at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes and for heart disease and stroke. Other names for prediabetes are impaired glucose tolerance and impaired fasting glucose.X or type 2 diabetes. Preventive tips are provided for everyone who takes the test, including encouraging those at high risk to talk with their health care provider.

Although Alert Day is a one-day event, the Diabetes Risk Test is available year-round.

TAKE THE RISK TEST!

http://www.diabetes.org/are-you-at-risk/diabetes-risk-test/

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UV PROTECTION AND YOUR EYES

Did you know? The harmful effects of long-term exposure to UV are a real concern because it can cause damage to the eye, possibly resulting in cataracts or age-related macular degeneration.

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