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Where There’s Smoke: The Eyes Have It

We’ve cautioned over the years about the hazards of smoking, but in this article for Healthy Vision Month, here are the specifics as to why so many serious vision problems could be lessened or eliminated if we just put down the cigarettes, and that includes cigars and pipes.

Dry Eye is not directly related to smoking, but it’s easy to see how smoking can make your eyes feel scratchy, burn or turn red.

Cataracts are a clouding of the eye’s natural clear lens. Because smoke from cigarettes goes directly into the bloodstream, smokers are more at risk for getting cataracts.

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https://www.randeye.com/where-theres-smoke-the-eyes-have-it/

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Have Your Eyes Examined

This month, you might be seeing lots of tips and suggestions for Healthy Vision Month, but before you take them all in, take yourself in for a comprehensive eye exam.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends a baseline eye exam at age 40. That’s the time when early signs of disease and changes in your vision can start to occur. Do you have a family history of eye problems? Do you have diabetes or high blood pressure? These can factor into your decision to have an eye exam more frequently.

Upon examining your eyes, your ophthalmologist can tell you how often you should undergo an eye exam. As we age, it’s more important to have our eyes checked regularly as our risk for eye disease increases.

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https://www.randeye.com/have-your-eyes-examined/


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Fleet Week Forever: A Fighter Pilot’s Story

Fleet Week is here in South Florida and it brings to mind a patient of Rand Eye Institute who today is soaring high. Here’s his story:

It’s not often that a growing boy will turn down the chance to dive into a huge summer picnic basket, but that’s exactly what a young Steven Hollender did. Attending an air show with his grandparents many years ago, he was called away to lunch. “Not now. I want to see the planes”, shouted Steven.
Ever since that day, and even before, Steven’s career has been looking up. From as far back as Steven’s mother Carmelann Hollender can remember, “He always had an interest in planes and spaceships.”

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https://www.randeye.com/fleet-week-forever-a-fighter-pilots-story/


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Healthy Vision Month – Tips for Keeping Your Eyes Healthy

Healthy Vision Month is all this month, so while it’s top of mind, here are some ways to help keep your vision healthy all year long.

The first one is to pop on a pair of shades that offer 100% UV protection to block UV-A and UV-B rays. Sunglasses help prevent retina damage too and protect the delicate eyelid skin, plus they make you look CSI-Miami cool.

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https://www.randeye.com/healthy-vision-month-tips-for-keeping-your-eyes-healthy/


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How Safe are YOUR Kid’s Eyes This Summer?

Just as it’s warming up for summer, your kids are warming up their sports skills.
So with that in mind, we’ve got our EYE on sports eye safety for your children.

As we pointed out in our last article, more than 90% of all eye injuries can be prevented through the use of suitable protective eyewear. BUT, to help you be on the lookout for possible eye injuries this season, here are the most common eye injuries that kids incur:

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https://www.randeye.com/how-safe-are-your-kids-eyes-this-summer/

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Buying Your Eyes Time and Protection in Sports

Most people believe that the best money spent is money that saves you from having to spend MORE money. So making a small purchase of just $20 to $40 to guard against eye injury or blindness could be the best EYE-vestment you’ll ever make.

With spring here and crisper weather in the air, the parks are filling up with kids and adults in their evening softball and soccer leagues. But before you slip on that baseball glove or new pair of cleats, don’t run the bases without running to the store first for proper eye protection.
Here are some guidelines to help you choose proper eye guards:

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https://www.randeye.com/buying-your-eyes-time-and-protection-in-sports/


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April Showers Us With Tips for Sports Eye Safety Month

Ah, Spring. What a time to be a sports fan. But while you have your eye on your favorite team’s schedule, don’t drop the ball on Sports Eye Safety. Keep these eye safety tips handy:

While each sport has specific recommendations for equipment that help prevent bodily injuries, they all, without exception, recommend sports eye guards for every player.

Prescription glasses, sunglasses and even occupational safety glasses do not provide the eye protection one needs* while playing recreational sports.

Baseball: a batter’s helmet and a faceguard for catchers made of polycarbonate material is a must.

Basketball: players run the risk of an eye socket fracture or scratches on the cornea without sports eye guards.

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https://www.randeye.com/april-showers-us-with-tips-for-sports-eye-safety-month/

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Treating Eye Injuries Safely

We’ve had a lot of positive feedback on our last article about wearing proper protective eye equipment (PPE) when performing tasks that could be hazardous to your eyes. As we learned, there are only so many things in life that you can control, and wearing eye protection is one of them.

But what happens when you suffer an eye injury that is beyond your control?
The American Academy of Ophthalmology and Rand Eye Institute present some of the ways you can treat various eye injuries.

First step FOR ALL EYE INJURIES:

Do not touch, rub or apply pressure to the affected eye.
Do not try to remove the offending object from the eye.
Do not apply ointment or medication to the eye.
See an ophthalmologist or a medical doctor as soon as possible.

For a cut or puncture of the eye:

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https://www.randeye.com/treating-eye-injuries-safely/

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What is PPE? It’s Insurance for your Eyes

You’ve no doubt heard of a PPO and an HMO, but have you ever heard of a PPE?

PPE stands for “Personal Protective Equipment”, and it refers to clothing, footwear, goggles, gloves, helmets and other garments designed to protect us from injury or infection. But since March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month, let’s just concentrate on our eyes.

All joking aside, protecting your vision is paramount in maintaining quality of life, like seeing your grandkids or going for a leisurely Sunday drive.

Please don’t risk injury for vanity. Industrial Safety and Hygiene News reports that 70% of total eye injuries are a result of flying particles, flying or falling objects or sparks that strike the eye. Though companies can offer you eye protection and education, it’s up to you to actually put them to use.

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https://www.randeye.com/what-is-ppe-its-insurance-for-your-eyes/



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Relieving Eye Stress in the Digital Age

When people think of eye injuries at work, many conjure up the jobs that seem most risky to the eyes, like welder, construction worker, or chemical engineer (handling chlorine, acid and other chemicals). These are the types of jobs with the highest risk of having a foreign object enter the eye.

While those jobs do involve risk to the eyes, this month during Workplace Eye Wellness Month, we take a look at a more recent threat to our vision thanks to technology and convenience.

According to Pew Research Center, 77% of Americans own a smartphone, up from 35% in 2001. For many, this is the primary way they access digital information, via texting, email, engaging in social media platforms and surfing the web. Between smart phones, laptops and digital pads, nearly everyone in the U.S. is online some time during the day or night, and your eyes know it. Not so “smart” says The American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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https://www.randeye.com/relieving-eye-stress-in-the-digital-age/
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