Does Looking Straight at the Sun Damage My Sight?

YESSSS!!! Looking at the sun can permanently damage your retina as well as give you a headache. The sun’s ultraviolet radiation (UV) rays can damage your eyes and potentially lead to macular degeneration, cataracts, and pterygia. THE MOST DANGEROUS TIME TO LOOK AT THE SUN is around noon and during solar eclipse because the brightness of the sun is hidden but the UV rays are still there.

Will Using a Nightlight in My Child’s Room Contribute to Nearsightedness?

There is not enough evidence to prove this yet but it is thought that having a nightlight will improve their focus and eye coordination skills when they are awake.

Will Using Artificial Sweeteners Affect How Sensitive My Eyes Are to Light?

Yes! Artificial sweeteners can make your eyes more sensitive light. There are many other things that also affect your light sensitivity, like antibiotics, high blood pressure drugs, oral contraceptives, diuretics, and diabetic medications.

Is There Anything I Can Do to Prevent Vision Loss?

YES THAT IS WHY WE ARE HERE! At the first sign of any symptoms, like blurred vision or floaters, come see us! Some diseases can be treated for or at least slowed down!

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