UV Exposure & Snow Blindness

Snow reflects 80% of UV radiation! Eyes and skin are both organs that are exposed to the elements and can be sunburned. Whether you are skiing, snowmobiling or shoveling snow, wearing wrap around sunglasses is best at preventing the intense pain, discomfort and temporary vision loss - snow blindness - caused by UV exposure. Time and treatment will alleviate the short term pain, but too much UV exposure can cause lens and retina damage that shows up later in life in the form of cataracts, macular degeneration, and serious legions. Wear sunwear and goggles this winter, regardless of your age! Call us; we have you covered!
In This Issue
50% of Americans are Vitamin D Deficient
What This Means for Your vision

Skin exposure to sunlight is the natural way for us to get our Vitamin D, although Michigan winters make that almost impossible! Research has found decreased levels of Vitamin D are associated with an increased incidence of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). A recent study reports that women low in Vitamin D are 6.7 times more likely to develop AMD. Click below for guidelines and possibilities for supplementation.   Read More Here 
Tips to Prevent Dry Eyes This Winter
  1. Wear sunglasses to protect from wind and UV exposure
  2. Drink lots of fluid, and stay hydrated
  3. Use a humidifier along with your heater so indoor air has enough moisture
  4. If your eyes feel strained, place a warm, damp washcloth across your eyelids for a few minutes to alleviate symptoms - simple and it really works!
  5. Add more Omega-3 fatty acids or fish oil supplements to your diet.
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ADD Does Not Always Add Up
Examining Vision to Determine the Best 
Approach to Student Success
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Informational Eye Care Talks
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