According to Prevent Blindness America, one in four school-age children have vision problems, that if left untreated, can affect learning ability, personality and adjustment in school. In order to improve your child’s learning ability, it’s best to schedule a mid-year, back-to-school eye exam should you see any of the warning signs below.
Does your child do any of the following:
- Sit too close to the TV?
- Hold a book too close to the face?
- Squint or tilt his/her head to see better?
- Frequently rub his/her eyes?
- Closes one eye to read or watch TV?
- Avoids activities that requires near vision, including reading, homework, or recreational activities?
- Complains of headaches/tired eyes?
- Avoids the computer because it hurts his/her eyes?
- Receives lower grades despite exponential effort?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then it’s time to schedule an eye exam for your child at Valuvision. One of our specialized, friendly eye care specialists performs a thorough evaluation of your child’s eye care needs to provide an educational and social advantage after the holiday break is over.
A new study reveals that seniors who take aspirin daily are twice as likely to develop late-stage macular degeneration than those who never take the pain reliever. The findings, published in Opthamology, is a major concern as Aspirin is a popular drug used daily to prevent heart disease in senior citizens.
The study was led by Researches Paulus de Jong at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience and Academic Medical Center. The researches collected health and lifestyle information of more than 4,700 people over the age of 65. Those research group included Norwegian, Estonian, British, French, Italian, Greek, and Spanish seniors.
Of the 839 people who take Aspirin daily, 36 of them had an advanced form of the disease called wet macular degeneration – or 4 out of every 100 daily Aspirin users.
The wet form of macular degeneration is caused by leaking blood vessels in the eyes that lead to vision loss in the center of the eye’s field of vision. The study concluded that Aspirin was only tied to the wet form, and not the dry form. The dry form of macular degeneration is considered to be more common and less severe.
To learn more about macular degeneration or this study, contact Valuvision today. Our eye doctors and eye care specialists will be happy to schedule an appointment with you to ensure your eyes are protected against any type of degenerative disease.