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Alzheimer’s and Eye Health: Early Detection

Alzheimer's losing brain and memory function.

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.
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Moms Discuss the Impacts of Screen Time on Child Eye Health

In this post, moms talk screen time, how it's affecting their kids, and why Screen Shield Teen is actually needed.“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

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Part 3 – How to Defend Kids’ Eyes from Effects of Screen Time – Dr. Susan Lake Talks Screen Time As a Mother and a Doctor

Dr. Susan Lake talks about how to defend kids' eye health from the effects of screen time. 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

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Part 2 – How Blue Light Works – Dr. Susan Lake Talks Screen Time As a Mother and a Doctor

Kids may not notice their eyes becoming tired, but parents will often notice this change first.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

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Part 1 – 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