In celebration of National Sunglasses Day June 27th, we’re sharing all the facts you need to know about your sunglasses as a health necessity. Take a look at this infographic from The Vision Council, you’ll learn fast facts about how important your sunglasses are for preventing vision loss and eye diseases.More
Summer fun has arrived – that means swimming, hiking and other outdoor fun! Keeping your eyes safe during summer activities is easy with Dr. A’s simple tips. Got bug spray in your eye? Not sure if your sunglasses are protecting you properly? Read on for answers.
- Be careful when spraying bug spray. If bug spray gets in your eyes, be sure to flush them completely with water and call your eye doctor right away.
- Always wear sunglasses that have 100% UVA & UVB protection, we’ll be covering this topic more in the coming weeks. If you aren’t sure if your sunglasses offer 100% protection, stop in and we’ll test them for free.
- Wear sunscreen around the eye area to protect your eyelids from burning. Also, wear sunglasses!
- Chlorine from swimming pools can cause a chemical burn in your eyes. Use preservative free artificial tears to flush out your eyes after exposure, and be sure to rinse off after pool time.
- Contact lens wearers should be especially careful not to open their eyes underwater in a pool or other water area. River & lake water carry a variety of microorganisms, the most damaging called acanthamoeba. This organism has the ability to attach to your contact lens and as a result cause the cornea to become infected. Scarring can occur if the eye is not treated.
Have a safe and FUN summer by following Dr. A’s summer eye safety tips!
Dr. Adamopoulos sat down and shared five important things you need to know about the sun and your eyes this summer.
Catch her UV safety tips, how to prevent skin cancer and how to keep the kids safe from the sun below. These tips will help your have a healthy, happy and fun summer.
We promise you really won’t want to miss this sale. You’ll find 50% off your favorite brands like Prada, Gucci, Ray-Ban, Kate Spade, Maui Jim, Jimmy Choo and more. The sale is one day only, from 6pm-8pm at both our Hilltop and Del Ray locations. To learn more about the sale, click here. Share the photo from the post with friends!More
The 4th of July is the ultimate summer celebration. And with it comes celebratory fireworks: professional firework displays, sparklers, roman candles, firecrackers and more.
According to AllAboutVision.com, an estimated 10,500 fireworks-related injuries were treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms in 2014, with 7,000 of them during a one-month study period of June 20 to July 20, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. About 1,300 of the injuries during that month were eye injuries.
Did you know that sparklers are a major cause of firework related eye injuries each year? 19% of all injuries related to fireworks are eye injuries. The risk is for injury is much higher for ages 15-24 and children under 10. Firework safety starts with common sense, make sure to light fireworks from a distance, do not stand over fireworks when lighting them, keep children and pets at a safe distance and keep water around in case of a fire.
Follow these helpful safety tips from the American Optometric Association and your holiday celebration will be free of any accidents!
1. Do not allow young children to handle fireworks and never leave them unsupervised near fireworks.
2. Wear protective eyewear when lighting and handling fireworks of any kind.
3. Refrain from purchasing sparklers. Heating up to 2,000 degrees, sparklers are the number one cause of fireworks injuries requiring trips to the emergency room.
4. Be aware of your surroundings and only light fireworks when family, friends and children are at a safe distance.
5. Be sure to keep a large bucket of water or hose handy for extinguishing fireworks and potential fires.
The best prevention you can take part in, is allowing the professionals to handle the fireworks at a professional display.
What to do for a Fireworks Eye Injury
If an eye injury from fireworks occurs, remember:
- Seek medical attention immediately.
- Do not rub your eyes.
- Do not rinse your eyes.
- Do not apply pressure.
- Do not remove any objects that are stuck in the eye.
- Do not apply ointments or take any blood-thinning pain medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen.
If an eye-related injury does occur, the best first aid to administer is to not touch the eye, call 911 immediately. Touching the eye may worsen the injury.
Have a safe and happy 4th of July!
This week’s pick is a frame that Granville selected at the International Vision Expo back in February.
These uber cool frames are lightweight metal and feature a matte finish. Matte finishes are a super hot trend in eyewear right now, they offer a modern look in a classic shape.
Granville feels like “even hipsters have to have fun in the sun”!
We’re open this weekend, stop in and snag a pair before your Memorial Day celebrations!More