Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
Having Children's Eyesight tested early on can help prevent learning problems and emotional distress.
Having Children tested for Colour Blindness will assure awareness when colour coded learning tools are employed at school. Teaching children eye care, and preventing future cataracts, is as easy as letting them pick out their own UV blocking sun glasses this summer
...and making sure they are worn (along with their sun hats) whenever they are enjoying the outdoors.
Using protective eye wear when performing tasks that require them is also a great way to include your little ones in the process of eye care by example.
To learn more and for some great tips on how to prevent eye injury go to:
CATARACTS form with age, it's true, but there are many other reasons for cataracts' formation and there are also many treatments available. It's recommended that adults get a 'baseline' cataract screening at age 40.
Other reasons for cataract formation are:
Cataracts can form after surgery for other eye problems, such as glaucoma. Cataracts also can develop in people who have other health problems, such as diabetes. Cataracts are sometimes linked to steroid use. These are called SECONDARY CATARACTS.
TRAUMATIC CATARACTS can develop after an eye injury, sometimes years later.
Some babies are born with cataracts or develop them in childhood, often in both eyes. These cataracts may be so small that they do not affect vision. If they do, the lenses may need to be removed. These are called CONGENITAL CATARACTS.
Due to our high UV light exposure this summber, RADIATION CATARACTS are on the rise and can develop after exposure to various types of radiation. Protective sunglasses, worn when ever one is outside, can prevent damage from the sun.