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Diabetic Eye Disease

Today’s Vision wants you to know that more than 8 million Americans have diabetic retinopathy. According to a study by Prevent Blindness, that number expected to jump in the coming years, particularly among Hispanic populations. Currently, 67 percent of cases are among whites and 17 percent among Hispanics. By 2050, projections suggest that 45 percent [...]

By | September 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Diabetic Eye Disease

Fireworks Safety

Next weekend is Labor Day, and it seems like some people use fireworks to celebrate the holiday. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, fireworks are involved in thousands of injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms each year. Prevent Blindness warns that there is no safe way for nonprofessionals to use fireworks. The [...]

By | August 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fireworks Safety

Protect Student Athletes

Parents and coaches play an important role in making sure young athletes protect their eyes and properly gear up for the game. Today’s Vision wants you to know that protective eyewear should be part of any uniform because it plays such an important role in reducing sports-related eye injury. Eye injuries are the leading cause [...]

By | August 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Protect Student Athletes

School Checklist

Computers and smartboards are a common staple in today's classrooms, but now with programs such as "bring your own device" (BYOD) to school, smartphones and tablets are seeing increased use in schools as well. It's clear to us at Today’s Vision that the use of these technologies is evolving from a trend to a necessity, [...]

By | August 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on School Checklist

Blue Light and Your Child’s Eyes

Did you hear the news that U.S. children, on average, spend 7 hours a day looking at digital screens? Today’s Vision wants you to know that new research is revealing the dangers of blue light, a high-energy wavelength of light emitted by smartphones, tablets, laptops, LCD flat panel monitors and energy efficient light sources. The [...]

By | August 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Blue Light and Your Child’s Eyes

Sports and Vision

Outdoor games and sports are an enjoyable and important part of most children's lives. Today’s Vision wants parents to know that vision plays an important role in how well a child performs, whether having a catch in the back yard or playing an organized sport. Specific visual skills needed for sports include: • Clear distance [...]

By | July 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sports and Vision

Back-to-School Eye Exams

It may feel like the middle of summer, but Today's Vision reminds you that the new school year is right around the corner. Many college students will be returning to campus in mid-August, and school is back in session before Labor Day in some areas. It’s time to schedule back-to-school contact lens checks and eye [...]

By | July 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Back-to-School Eye Exams

Upgrade to Polarized Lenses

Today's Vision wants to remind you that everyone needs to protect their eyes and vision from the sun’s harmful UV rays. To maximize your benefits from sunglasses, we suggest you consider polarized sunglasses. Polarized sunglasses have been popular for years with boaters and fishermen who need to reduce reflected glare from the water surrounding them. [...]

By | July 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Upgrade to Polarized Lenses

Dangers of Blue Light

Today’s Vision wants you to know there is dangerous light emission all around us – and we don’t mean UV light from the sun. New research is revealing the dangers of blue light, a high-energy wavelength of light emitted by smartphones, tablets, laptops, LCD flat panel monitors and energy efficient light sources. The majority of [...]

By | July 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dangers of Blue Light