As lazy summer days come to an end and the hustle and bustle of the pending school year approaches, the American Academy of Ophthalmology stresses the importance of adding vision exams to the yearly back to school checklist for all children.
More than simply a monthly observance, Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month is critical for the education of parents and children alike, highlighting the importance of annual vision screenings for children ages three and up. Proper screenings not only help to ensure children are receiving important care for visual impurities, eye injuries, and eye diseases, they offer helpful information on how to care for and maintain healthy eyes. Statistics show 1 in 20 children aged 3-5 have vision problems that could result in permanent vision loss if left untreated.
August also observes Immunization Awareness Month to highlight the importance of vaccinating those of all ages against dangerous and deadly illnesses and diseases. These vaccinations are necessary for protecting our community, preventing epidemics, and eliminating diseases and their serious effects on our society. Vaccinations have erased smallpox and wild polio-virus in the US, and reduced the number of measles cases since the 20th century.
Don’t listen to those old high school acquaintances on Facebook — immunizations are essential! It’s just good science: make sure your family stays up-to-date.
Being the most common form of cancer suffered around the world, lung cancer claims more lives than breast, prostate, and colon cancer combined, and accounts for nearly one in five cancer deaths globally.
Being a preventable disease, smokers have a 24-36 times higher chance of developing lung cancer than non-smokers. Other risks include air pollution, industrial products, and nutritional deficiencies. Statistics in the US show 1 in 16 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer in their lifetime.
National Dog Day was founded by Colleen Paige (who also created National Puppy Day, National Cat Day, and many more). Colleen’s mission is to show the public how dogs bring happiness and comfort to families all over the world, and to also remind us all how many amazing animals are up for adoption and need a caring home.
At Restoration Eye Care we’re proud to partner with many local nonprofits (including the Central Missouri Humane Society), to help our community thrive. If you’ve been considering a new canine addition to your family, please consider adopting a dog in need.
Burning, itchy, sore, fatigued or a general achy sensation can all be symptoms of dry eye, a condition in which a person doesn’t have enough quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Anyone can suffer from the symptoms of dry eye. As one of the most common eye conditions worldwide (and a common reason […]Read More
Author: Dr. Josia Leipholtz What is glaucoma? Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye’s optic nerve. It usually happens when fluid builds up in the front part of your eye. The increased pressure from this fluid, called intraocular pressure, can damage the optic nerve, which transmits images to your brain. If this damage continues, […]Read More