Toy lasers can cause serious eye damage in kids, FDA warns


And its not just the person handling the laser who is at risk, but anyone who is within range of the beam. “A beam shone directly into a person’s eye can injure it in an instant, especially if the laser is a powerful one, said Dan Hewett, health promotion officer at the FDAs Center for Devices and Radiological Health. Injuries from lasers can go unnoticed for days or even weeks since they usually dont hurt. However, these injuries can cause vision to deteriorate slowly over time, eventually causing permanent eye damage. To better ensure the safety of children and those around them, the FDA has released a draft guidance document on how to properly use toy laser products. A laser is a device that generates an intense, focused beam of monochromatic light or other type of electromagnetic radiation.
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Could Google Glass Hurt Your Eyes? A Harvard Vision Scientist And Project Glass Advisor Responds

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When you blink, you put out a little oil with each blink. So if you’re not blinking, you’re not getting the oil, your tears are evaporating and over the hours of a long workday that leads to significant dry eye.” Symptoms of dry eye include grittiness, a sandy feeling, a foreign body sensation, burning, redness, and sometimes tearing, and blurry vision. Star added, “Vision can (also) fluctuate, so if you have clear vision in the morning, blurry vision at the end of the day, it’s often in relation to this.” To reduce dry eye symptoms, Starr recommended the 20/20/20 rule: “Every 20 minutes you’re on the computer, take a break, look away at a distant object that’s 20 feet away or further for 20 seconds or more. You can put a little sticker on your computer or a bottle of artificial tears to remind you to do that periodically.” Watch Starr’s full interview above.
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Part V, Restore and Maintain Good Vision and Eye Health Naturally

British air force pilots in World War II ate bilberry jam to improve their night vision during evening sorties. * Ginkgo biloba has been used for many centuries for eye and central nervous system problems. It is a selective cerebro-vascular dilator and seems to increase circulation to the back of the eye as well as increasing blood flow to the eye. It is also becoming an increasingly popular adjunct in the treatment of macular degeneration and glaucoma. * Eyebright has been used for centuries to treat eye irritation. The name is thought to have been given to the plant because of its valuable properties as an eye medicine that preserved eyesight and so brought gladness into the life of the sufferer. In the sixth and final installment of this series we will look at some of the best remedies for the eyes, including remedies especially for cataracts.
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Dry eyes and technology: What you need to know to protect your vision

In addition to fatigue, Fateh said products like Google Glass also carry a risk of visual confusion. The problem is that you have two eyes and the brain hates seeing one image in front of one eye and nothing in front of the other, he explained. Fateh notes that over the years researchers have documented problems associated with heads-up displays, including those used by military pilots. The problems include binocular rivalry, visual interference and phoria, a latent deviation or misalignment of the eyes that appears when both eyes are no longer looking at the same object.
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Pearle Vision Announces New Owners Of Four Texas Eye Care Centers

Daniel Durrie, Jason Stahl and Jason Brinton of Durrie Vision Click here for high-resolution version KANSAS CITY, KS–(Marketwired – Aug 7, 2013) – Drs. Jason E. Stahl, Jason P. Brinton, and Daniel S. Durrie are Kansas City refractive eye surgeons practicing at Durrie Vision — a refractive eye surgery practice committed to treating their patients with the latest technology and techniques the field has to offer. According to Dr. Stahl, a refractive lens specialist, if a patient’s cornea is too thin, has too strong of a prescription, or does not have a healthy shape, then the patient may not be a good candidate for LASIK surgery.
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Kansas City Ophthalmologists Highlight Innovative Phakic IOL Procedures as LASIK Alternative

Pearle Vision is owned by Luxottica, a leader in premium fashion, luxury and sports eyewear. For more information, visit . Luxottica Group S.p.A. Luxottica Group is a leader in premium, luxury and sports eyewear with approximately 7,000 optical and sun retail stores in North America, Asia-Pacific, China, South Africa, Latin America and Europe, and a strong, well-balanced brand portfolio.
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