July 2018

According to the ADD Resource Center, over six million children between the ages of four and 17 have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. The rate of diagnoses continues to increase every year, and an increasing percentage of children with the condition are being treated with medication. However, experts are also learning that many children who exhibit the same symptoms as ADD/ADHD can often attribute those symptoms to problems with their vision. Children who have trouble focusing don’t always need ADD/ADHD treatment, and those who do may still exhibit trouble concentrating if they're unable to see clearly.

Diabetes affects almost ten percent (nearly 30 million people) in the United States to varying degrees. When the condition isn’t properly controlled through exercise, healthy dieting, and regular care, it can become a significant risk factor in several other health conditions, including diminished eyesight. In fact, diabetic retinopathy – or damaged blood vessels in your retinas due to chronically high blood sugar – is one of the most common causes of reduced vision in people under the age of 60 years old. Today, we take a look at how diabetes can impact your eyesight, and how you can do your best to protect it.

Whether it’s a speck of dust or something larger and more impactful that hits your eye, there are many different things that can lead to a potentially serious eye injury. This July is Eye Injury Prevention Month, and to help raise awareness about the importance of protecting your eyesight, we take a look at a few facts you should know about well-known and not so well-known dangers to your eyes.