Category: Health Talk

Skiing, Sun and Shades: Risks on the Slopes

You apply sunscreen, wear a hat and put on pair of polarized shades to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays before heading to the beach, but these steps should be followed before partaking in winter activities too – especially if you are going skiing this season. Most people don’t think to protect their…

Snow Blind: Why Sunglasses Are Important in the Winter

Sunglasses aren’t only for sunny summer days. Have you ever experienced snow blindness in the winter months? We’re talking about being out on a bright day in the snow, leaving you with eyes that ache and seeing spots for a few seconds before you recover and can keep moving. Snow blindness may not seem like…

How Much Does Snow Reflect Harmful UV Rays?

With winter now arriving in full force across much of the country, there’s no better time than now to review the dangers of snow for your vision. Yes, snow is white and fluffy, but it can cause all types of harm, especially to your child’s eyesight. According to the World Health Organization, snow reflects up…

Enjoy a Discount and Help Support Breast Cancer Research

Do you like saving money while also donating to a very worthy cause? Then we have the deal with you! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to raise awareness, we are giving you a great deal by offering a 10 percent discount on all regular prices! But that’s not all. We will also be…

Do Sunglasses Expire? A New Study Suggests They May

We all know that sunglasses are important. They protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays. We know that a nice pair of sunglasses is a great investment not only in your eye health, but also in your sense of style. Not wearing sunglasses can lead to issues down the road with your eye health, including…

Light Colored Eyes? You Could Be at Greater Risk

We’re exposed to UV light on a daily basis. Now while it may be what gives us those great tans in the summer, it can also be very damaging to our skin and our eyes, especially those whose eyes are lighter colors. It turns out that having lighter colored eyes can actually mean you are…

Darkness vs. Protection: Darker Lenses Don’t Block UV Rays Better

Exposure to ultraviolet rays can be harmful not just to our skin, but also to our eyes. Luckily, wearing the right sunglasses can help you avoid problems, while also keeping you looking stylish. Choosing the best pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes does not have to break the bank, though. Sunglasses can be incredibly…

Advantages of Polycarbonate Lenses

One of the strongest and safest materials on the market, polycarbonate material offers exceptional strength and resilience. According to a Vision Service Plan article on the topic, polycarbonate was originally designed for canopies covering cockpits in fighter planes, offering an impact-resistant, yet optically clear window. In the 1970s, NASA used polycarbonate material to construct visors…

Photokeratitis: Know the Signs

We’ve blogged about photokeratitis before, and discussed the long-term damage that can occur to your eyes if they are not protected from the harmful rays of the sun. But do you know the signs and symptoms of photokeratitis? It’s important to be able to identify the early warning signs and symptoms of this UV damage…

Five Factors that Can Amplify Your Risk in the Sun

We’ve talked about why the sun’s rays are harmful to your eyes and your child’s sensitive eyes, and some safety measures you can take to protect yourself and your family. Today, we’re taking it one step further to talk about some risk factors that could potentially amplify the powerful and harmful rays of the sun…

New Campaign Highlights Risks of Kids’ Sunburns

We’ve been blogging about the long-term health risks that you and your children can face after being exposed to the harmful rays of the sun without the proper protection, like sunglasses and sunscreen. A new campaign spearheaded by Mollie’s Fund strives to make those risks more obvious with a new campaign that offers a more…

Understanding UV: Differences between UVA and UVB (and UVC)

When it comes to UV rays, many people know that they are a dangerous radiation that comes from sunlight, but less well known are the differences and the damages they can cause to our skin and eyes. As part of UV Safety Awareness Month, let’s take a closer look at the three types of UV…

Make Your Child Love Getting Glasses

We understand. Nobody truly WANTS to get glasses – especially kids. Unfortunately, there is still a stigma for children when they need glasses, which can cause some anxiety when the infamous “glasses day” rolls around. Although your child may initially fight you on needing glasses, there are some awesome ways you can help him or…

Generation Sun Smart

When the weather is nice, kids love to play outside. While playing in the sun, however, they can also be exposed to harmful UV rays that can end up being very damaging to their skin. That’s why a program in Ireland is taking the initiative to help educate children about the importance of protecting themselves…

Near-Sighted or Far-Sighted, Sunglasses Should be in Your Sights

Making sure your child has accurate and comfortable – not to mention un-bent and un-shattered – prescription glasses can get expensive, so you may not have wanted to spring for sunglasses at the eye doctor’s office. However, it’s very important that you make sure your child’s eyes are protected from harmful UV spectrum sun rays.…

Why You Shouldn’t Look at the Sun

We all know the feeling that you get when you accidentally look at something that’s too bright – you may experience eye pain, and your gut reaction will be to squint or turn your head. When we were kids, our friends and our curiosity probably tempted us to try to stare into the sun anyway,…

Don’t Forget Shades on Vacation – But Especially in Winter!

The sun is shining, the weather is warming up and you can’t wait to spend more time outside with your family. Beautiful, sunny days make you remember the one important accessory that may have gotten pushed in the back of your dresser drawer or lost underneath car seats this winter – your sunglasses. Although most…

Sunglasses – Sunscreen for Your Eyes!

When you’re packing for your upcoming vacation to a sunny place, don’t forget to throw your kids’ sunglasses in the suitcase! You may not think that sunglasses make such a huge difference for your kids’ eyes, but in fact, keeping those young eyes protected from the harmful rays of the sun can actually go a…

How Sight Affects a Child’s Learning Process

Did you know our vision gives us 80 percent of the input we get from the world around us? Most of our memories are created from visual data. Visualization is also a crucial part of critical thinking and retaining information.   Anything that interferes with our vision can affect our learning and cause a range…

Foods that Improve Children’s Eyesight

Good eyesight is a precious gift. Ask anyone who has worn glasses or contact lenses for most of their lives. It is extremely common for people to experience challenges when it comes to eyesight. Children are also at risk for developing eye conditions like myopia, especially now because kids are spending more time indoors than their…