Eye injury: Should you go to the ER or not

Eye injury: Should you go to the ER or not

Sight is one of the essential senses, but new research says that you are probably going to the emergency room too often for vision problems. In the journal JAMA Ophthalmology, researchers from John Hopkins University find that nearly 50% of visits to the ER for eye...
My child says her eye hurts – what do I do?

My child says her eye hurts – what do I do?

If your child tells you his or her eye hurts, your first instinct is probably to panic. Once you compose yourself, you’ll ask a few key questions: Did you poke yourself? Is it red? Does it itch? Do you feel something in there? Sometimes there is a foreign object in...
3 common vision problems affecting children

3 common vision problems affecting children

Some of the most common vision problems affecting children – besides refractive problems (nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism) – are visible when looking at your child straight on. Some don’t become evident until your child begins school or...