The Link Between Obesity and Sight Loss (And What You Can Do About It)

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As a parent, you are probably aware of the growing concern among doctors about rising childhood obesity rates, which are at an all-time high. You are also likely aware of the large number of adult health conditions related to obesity, including several forms of cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. What you may notRead more…

Looking Towards 2013

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December is one of the busiest months of the year. Between holiday gift buying, family get-togethers, and school holiday events, your calendar is likely bursting at the seams. But one item that you should definitely make sure gets checked off your to-do list this month is scheduling your child’s eye appointment for 2013. Children’s eyesRead more…

Star Pupils Curriculum Launches in Chicago Public Schools

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Soon 30,000 Chicago Public School students will begin learning about eye health in their classrooms thanks to Prevent Blindness America. The Star Pupils eye-health curriculum will be piloted on kindergartners, first and second graders throughout the district. The purpose of the program is to help students and parents begin to take vision and eye-health moreRead more…

The Difference Between Vision Screenings and Eye Exams

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If you’ve been hearing that your child will receive a vision screening at school you may be wondering why they need to be seen by an optometrist once a year for an eye exam. The vision screening your child receives at school or from their pediatrician is not equivalent to a comprehensive eye exam performedRead more…

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

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September is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month and to celebrate we will be providing you with eye safety facts and tips for your children each week. Although your child’s eye health and safety is important year-round, we hope you pay special attention to your child’s eyes health and safety needs this month. To kick-offRead more…