Believe it or not, 50% of people who have glaucoma don’t even know they have it. In America alone, over 3 million Americans are affected, yet it’s still one of the most misunderstood eye diseases.
The holidays are now in full swing. Leaves have fallen in Northwest Ohio, and some snow, too. Gifts have been stuffed into closets, ready to be pulled out at the last minute and wrapped in colorful paper. It’s a time filled with happiness and cheer — especially for kids. Right?
As the winter season creeps back into our lives, it can really do a number on our bodies — especially our eyes.
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” we’re told — presumably because of all the fun gifts we might get, right? But the Northwest Ohio winter comes bearing...
Dry eyes. Eye strain. Blurred vision. Headaches. Sound familiar? For the average American in 2018, almost 11 hours a day are spent looking at a glowing square or rectangle — a 1-hour jump up from 2017.
Why protecting your kids’ eyes is important. Yet another school year is well on its way. Students in the Toledo area and across the country are getting back into the swing of things — and we’re not just talking homework. For 3 out of 4 American families with school-aged kids, at least 1 child plays an organized sport. That’s nearly 45 million kids!
Flying grit from off-roading or yard work, chemicals in pools, a sun that sears delicate tissues — summer in Toledo is an obstacle course for your precious eyes. You can still have fun, but you may need to take some steps to protect your peepers.