Have you ever wondered how your eyes work? We wanted to share this short video from National Eye Institute explaining how your visual system works. Share with your kids for a quick, informative science lesson! Continue Reading
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month.
According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, “Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells. It occurs when unrepaired DNA damage to skin cells (most often caused by ultraviolet radiation from sunshine or tanning beds) triggers mutations, or genetic defects, that lead the skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant tumors.” They also describe skin cancer as the most common form of cancer in the United States.
The Skin Cancer Foundation also shared some alarming and scary statistics regarding UV radiation and skin cancer… Continue Reading
March is Save Your Vision Month! We want to focus on digital eye strain and blue light.
According to American Optometric Association (AOA), “The average American spends more than seven hours daily staring at a digital device, while Millennials spend up to nine. Save Your Vision Month will address overexposure to blue light, high-energy visible light that can lead to eye strain and sleep problems, among other concerns.” These numbers seem high, but once you realize how much you stare at a digital screen, it is cause for concern. Desk workers stare at their computer for 7 or more hours a day, add in the time you are scrolling on your cell phone, plus the TV you relax to after dinner and you easily have 7-9 hours a day or more!
Just recently, a website was created to share insight on what certain forms of dyslexia can look like- and the results are a must-see. The goal of this website is to spread awareness for those who do suffer from dyslexia and for those who are not affected by dyslexia to appreciate how hard it can be to read or even do math.
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. We are here to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease! Glaucoma currently affects OVER 3 million people in the United States alone! This number is projected to increase to 4.2 million by 2030, according to the National Eye Institute.
This number is very alarming, especially if you don’t know much about Glaucoma. What are the warning signs? What should you do if you think you have Glaucoma? What are the treatment options? Keep reading to find out more!
Vision is easy to take for granted, until we lose it or experience an eye related problem. Crown Vision Center eye doctors can help diagnose and treat specific diseases or conditions early with a routine eye exam or vision test. Routine eye exams are critical to catching these diseases early on. As with many diseases, treatment works best when caught as early as possible. We recommend getting an eye exam annually, unless stated otherwise by one of our doctors. Schedule your routine eye exam today.