At what age is it okay for my kids to start using digital devices? How do you know when they’re watching TV too much? These are just some of the questions that the modern parent grapples with constantly.
Eye doctors, optometrists, corneal reshaping therapy specialists and many eye professionals gather every March for the annual Vision Expo East. This year’s expo was held on March 26 to 29 in New York City and offered highly sought-after talks from leading experts in the field, breakthrough technologies in vision correction and therapy and invaluable seminars detailing the various medical aspects and innovations in the industry.
Have you ever noticed faint strings floating in your eyes when you stare at something for too long? If you haven’t, try it. Look up at a clear sky during the day and move your eyes around. After a short while, you’ll eventually notice them. Don’t worry, you don’t have to schedule an eye exam yet because these “floaters” are not particularly harmful. However, not many people are aware of what they are exactly.
Years of myopia control, data and research have led to the widespread belief that the condition is largely a result of either aging or genetics, or a combination of the two. While there is plenty of evidence supporting this, several studies have revealed new information that recently uncovered another risk-factor: childhood outdoor physical activity. It’s important to note, however, that this does not in any way dismiss or disprove the other known factors. Rather, it’s additional knowledge to help us in the fight against myopia.