School, Pink Eye, and What You Should Always Have in Your Medicine Cabinet

School, Pink Eye, and What You Should Always Have in Your Medicine Cabinet

So school starts and you notice your kid has a red eye. Should you send him to school? Keep at home? Or take him to the doctor’s? Continue reading

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What is “Lazy Eye” and How Do I Prevent It?

What is “Lazy Eye” and How Do I Prevent It?

Many people have heard of a “lazy eye”, but aren’t exactly sure what it is, how to avoid it or how to get rid of it. The medical term for a “lazy eye” is amblyopia, which refers to a person who has reduced vision in one eye that is not associated with eye damage or disease. Amblyopia occurs during childhood and is usually due to either an eye that turns in or out (also known as strabismus), or a person who has a very strong glasses prescription in one eye only. While amblyopia is preventable, it is also the most common visual impairment among children and occurs in ~2% of the population¹. The most significant word of that previous sentence is preventable. So what can you do? Continue reading