As winter approaches and the temperature falls, we have come to expect the onset of the hectic holiday season. Traveling, gathering with friends and family, keeping up with work, school, and other commitments – it all adds up to stress! Perhaps this is part of the reason it is not uncommon to get sick at this time of year. Why not bring the craziness down a notch this year with a steaming mug of tea? Especially with a tea that has nutritional properties to help your body and eyes meet their many demands. Continue reading The Power of Turmeric – By Sandra Young, OD
When considering which product is right for you, there are many synthetic ingredients in vitamins we need to watch out for. Continue reading Dietary Zeaxanthin vs. Meso-Zeaxanthin
You probably heard the saying: “The eyes are the mirror of the soul.” But did you know that eyes are also the mirror to the brain health? Alzheimer’s, a progressive health issue that slowly destroys memory and other important mental functions, affects as many as 5.5 million Americans age 65 and older. Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, and early detection is critical to future care. But there is hope. Research shows certain eye exams can determine the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s before symptoms even appear.
Continue reading Alzheimer’s and Eye Health: Early Detection
Green tea has multiple health benefits to offer, but did you know how much it helps our eyes? Continue reading Drinking Green Tea May Help Your Eye Health
Ever wonder if the amount of screen time your kids get is affecting their social skills? A study shows that it may.
“My son Alex kept telling me that his eyes hurt. It never occurred to me just how much screen time was causing issues until this past October.” Audrey McClelland and other moms talk screen time, how it’s affecting their kids, and why Screen Shield™ Teen is actually needed. Continue reading Moms Discuss the Impacts of Screen Time on Child Eye Health
We’ve discussed the recommendations for screen time and how the harmful blue light gets to our retinas. Now, we can talk about what we can do as parents to reduce the effects of blue light and exposure to our highly sensitive eye structures. Continue reading Part 3 – How to Defend Kids’ Eyes from Effects of Screen Time – Dr. Susan Lake Talks Screen Time As a Mother and a Doctor
The first thoughts for most when vitamin C comes up in conversation are oranges and colds, but there are more benefits vitamin C offers for children’s eye health. Continue reading Vitamin C and Kids’ Eye Health
We previously discussed the frustrations that arise for parents when they read recommendations from medical professionals regarding screen time limits. To fully understand why these limits are so strict despite the fact that they are nearly unobtainable, I’d like to be clear about how blue light gets to our retinas and why it must be filtered and protected against. Continue reading Part 2 – How Blue Light Works – Dr. Susan Lake Talks Screen Time As a Mother and a Doctor
Lately, I’ve noticed that no matter what media outlet you frequent, you’ll see warnings regarding the dangers of blue light. This available information, coupled with my focus on pediatric patients, has allowed me to notice a large increase in the number of parents asking me how to better protect their children’s eyes. Many times, they ask me with hope-filled voices if they should be reducing “screen time” for their kids by banning Snapchat and Fortnite in order to accomplish this task.
I’ve found myself answering this from two perspectives. Continue reading Part 1 – Dr. Susan Lake Talks Screen Time As a Mother and a Doctor