Obesity rates have nearly tripled globally since 1975. In 2015-2016, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) found that 39.8% of adults and 18.5% of children in the U.S. suffer from obesity. Being overweight and obese can affect your quality of life in many ways. Learn more about obesity and how it affects your health, including your eyes. Continue reading How Obesity Damages Vision
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
Do you think your kids could give up their screens for a week? Now is the time to try! Continue reading Screen-Free Week Is Here!
There are literally hundreds of vitamins and nutrients that are “supposedly” needed for your child to grow up healthy and happy. Is vitamin E actually needed?
It’s no surprise that 45 million people in the U.S. wear contact lenses – you’re probably one of them! But how you dispose of them may have a bigger environmental impact than you think. Continue reading Think “Green” with Your Contact Lenses