As you begin preparing your holiday dinner menus, make sure to add in a few foods that are rich in nutrients that keep your eyes and body healthy!
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, so let’s take this opportunity to learn more about how diabetes can affect your vision and eye health. In the United States alone, approximately 29 million people have been diagnosed with some form of diabetes, making it one of the most common diseases in this country. Diabetes is a condition in which your blood sugar levels are too high. This increase causes damage throughout your body, but specifically affects your kidneys, lungs, and eyes. Continue reading
Last week, the American Academy of Pediatrics released new guidelines regarding screen time and electronic devices for children. Recognizing that not all screen time is harmful, they eliminated the recommendation of no screen time before the age of 2. The new guidelines state that video chatting is acceptable for those 18 months and younger. And for children between 18 months and 5 years old, an hour per day of high quality programming is acceptable, and best when an adult is actively watching, commenting on and reinforcing the programming. Of course, as children grow, the focus shifts to responsible use of electronic devices including time management, social media interactions and age appropriate content. These guidelines are not ground-breaking. It reinforces what we all know intuitively, that human interaction and adult guidance play the biggest roles in a child’s cognitive and social development. Continue reading