Tag: eye health

Eat These 5 Foods to Protect the Health of Your Eyes

Our vision shapes the way we see the world. Likewise, it’s important that we do whatever we can to protect our eyes from harm, like wearing UV-blocking sunglasses when we’re outside. But wearing sunglasses isn’t the only thing we can do to protect our eyes. We can also eat foods that promote eye health and…

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…

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…

Key Vision Problems to Identify in Infants & Younger Children

There are several eye conditions that can affect kids from a young age, and early diagnosis is essential to start treatment as soon as possible and reduce the risk of developing a serious condition that may permanently affect vision. The following are the most common vision problems affecting infants and young children, named by Davis…

Playground Safety: Give Children the Knowledge & Tools to Play Safely at Recess

When it is time for the kids to go back to school, one of the biggest concerns for parents is their children’s safety when they are not around to supervise. You can ensure your kids stay safe and never endanger others by teaching them these useful tips for recess from KidsHealth. [caption id="attachment_9291" align="alignright" width="300"]…

Best Eye Exercises for Kids to Assist with Learning & Success

Eyeglasses and contact lenses allow kids to see properly for lessons at school and during sports practice, putting them at no disadvantage to children with perfect vision. Unfortunately, corrective eyewear does nothing to protect eyes from growing weaker, and kids will need stronger lenses over time. However, by practicing eye exercises, you can help your…

Damaging Effects on Eyes for Young Kids & Tweens

[caption id="attachment_9140" align="alignright" width="300"] Keep these tips in mind for when your kids and tweens are playing on tablets. Source: Shutterstock[/caption] When tablets were first introduced, many parent’s felt that their dreams had come true. Here was something that kept kids entertained but, unlike TV, was available with games and educational apps that stimulated the…

Healthy, Delicious Foods to Cook on the Grill that Support Eye Health

An outdoor grill with family and friends is one of the joys of summer. This year, instead of preparing old classics, cook up some dishes that promote good eye health. Here are a few of our favorites. [caption id="attachment_9095" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Pixabay[/caption] Grilled Foods Great for Eyes Grilled Orange Peppers Of all the peppers,…

Protecting Kids from Heat Exhaustion This Summer

[caption id="attachment_8932" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Pixabay[/caption] Heat exhaustion is the dangerous result of spending too many hours in high temperatures, especially if the weather is humid or if your child is playing sports or taking part in a physically-demanding activity. Left untreated, heat exhaustion can turn into heat stroke, a medical emergency. The best way…

Teaching Kids & Young Adults Healthy Living Habits

[caption id="attachment_8917" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Pixabay[/caption] Kids are very impressionable and often learn habits that they will retain for the rest of their life at a young age. By encouraging kids to take responsibility for their health, you can ensure that they will live a healthy lifestyle as adults. The following are a few ideas…

Eye Strengthening Skills for Kids: Better Eyesight, Better Performance

[caption id="attachment_8734" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Serge Bertasius Photography via Freedigitalphotos.net[/caption] There are numerous ways to improve your eyesight to gain skills that are relevant for any sport. Share the following tips from All About Vision with your kids to help them improve their sport performance by strengthening their eyes. Eye Strengthening Tips and Skills for Kids…

Health Foods that Boost Eye Health

[caption id="attachment_8732" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Wikimedia[/caption] You probably know that eating healthily reduces the risk of certain conditions, like heart disease, helps you maintain an optimal weight, and improves your energy levels. What you may not know, however, is that a balanced diet also benefits your eyes and can even prevent diseases that threaten your…

Get Out & Move: Exercise with the Kids for Eye Benefits

[caption id="attachment_8482" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Flickr[/caption] Exercising leads to a huge number of benefits, whatever your age. Just 30 minutes per day can lead to a healthy heart, higher energy levels, and help you maintain a healthy waistline, says Eye Smart. There are also several exercise benefits for eyes in adults and kids: by lowering…

Enjoying Sunlight Key to Reducing Nearsightedness

[caption id="attachment_8479" align="alignright" width="200"] Source: Real Kids[/caption] You already know that spending time outdoors is great for your kids’ health and well being, but there is another benefit — several studies have found sunlight linked to reducing nearsightedness in kids, reports Eye Smart. With an increase in the number of children suffering from nearsightedness since the…

Eye Healthy Thanksgiving Dishes for Kids

[caption id="attachment_8288" align="alignright" width="300"] Pumpkin is a great eye healthy Thanksgiving dish. Source: Wikicommons[/caption] This Thanksgiving, show your family how much they mean to you by preparing a meal beneficial to their eye health. The task is easier than you may think — there are plenty of foods that are rich in the nutrients that…

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month!

Complications caused by diabetes is the number one cause of blindness in Americans. To raise awareness for this disease, November has been established as American Diabetes Awareness Month by the American Diabetes Association. With diabetes affecting at least one in every 400 children in the United States, it's important to be aware of the potential effects of diabetes to your…

November is Child Safety Protection Month!

Despite easy prevention techniques, roughly 2.4 million eye injuries occur every year in the United States alone. To commemorate Child Safety Protection Month this November, we've compiled a list of ways you can protect your children’s eyes and vision. [caption id="attachment_8232" align="alignright" width="360"] Source: Real Kids Shades via Facebook[/caption] Keep Potentially Dangerous Items Out Of Reach Even…

Fall Fashion for Tweens: Fly Sunglasses

Tweens will love Real Kids' stylish Fly shades, which are perfect for a variety of outdoor activities this fall. They can rock a pair of these classic sunglasses -- which are similar in style to popular Aviators -- while exploring pumpkin patches, navigating corn mazes, or enjoying a fun Halloween event with family and friends.  [caption id="attachment_8208" align="alignright" width="266"]…

The Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds for the Eye

Halloween is just around the corner, and soon families across the country will be making jack o’ lanterns and baking pumpkin pie. This year, remember to save the seeds from your pumpkin carving parties. Not only do they make a great snack, but their high zinc content can also have several benefits on your family’s eye health.…