All eyes will be on PyeongChang, South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics. This year’s winter games will feature star athletes from all over the world. Like most of us, athletes strive to maximize their potential and boost performance. A big element of performing well on the field is clear vision. Unfortunately, glasses and sports don’t mix well. Even contact lenses can lead to issues during vigorous activity. This is why more and more Olympic athletes have chosen to undergo LASIK surgery to improve their lives and athletic performance.
When thinking about LASIK, many patients worry about financing the cost of the procedure. Fortunately, there are several options to help pay for the surgery. In addition to custom financing plans, Flexible Spending Accounts or Health Savings Accounts are a popular way to pay for LASIK and save money through pre-tax dollars.
As the most frequently performed eye surgery, LASIK is increasing rapidly. Also referred to as refractive surgery or laser vision correction, LASIK is a highly effective procedure that continues to help millions of people affected by vision problems.
Believe it or not, workplace eye injuries are extremely common. According to The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, nearly 2,000 U.S. workers suffer from job-related eye injuries. Injuries on the job cost an estimated $300 million a year in medical treatment, workers compensation, and lost productivity. Here are tips to help you and your employees avoid common workplace eye injuries.
Eye Wellness in the Workplace
Receive Regular Eye Exams
Fall is right around the corner, which means crisp air and changing leaves. However, with the new season comes cold weather, changes in allergies, and new eye safety concerns. Here’s how to protect you vision and eye health this fall.
Protect Your Eyes This Fall
Wear Protective Glasses
The August 21st total solar eclipse is quickly approaching. A total eclipse occurs when the central disk of the sun is entirely covered by the moon. Although you probably have seen a partial solar eclipse, total eclipses are much more uncommon. If you are located in the US, you’ll be able to see at least a partial solar eclipse. However, those who are located in the path of totality will see a total eclipse.
Summer is in full swing, which means family vacations and spur-of-the-moment getaways. Although summer trips are meant for rest, relaxation, and fun, they can also wreak havoc on your eyes. Between the long flights and sun exposure, it’s important to practice healthy habits to protect your vision. Here are some tips to keep your eyes in tip-top shape!
LASIK is a popular surgery for those suffering from vision problems. In fact, Dr.
Eye Exam's are important and luckily August is National Eye Exam Month. This gives a perfect reminder to schedule those exams and get everyone in the family ready for the new year.
The Vision Council of America notes that 12.2 million Americans require some sort of vision correction but don’t use any. Nearly 50% of parents with children under 12 have never taken their children to an eyecare professional.