It can be hard to tell when an eye symptom is serious or not. The “wait and see” approach can work at times, but in certain situations, waiting can be detrimental to your eye health. Here are 5 eye symptoms that warrant a call or visit to Parkland Eye & Vision without delay, so we […]
Start The Year Right With A Pediatric Eye Exam
Where did the summer go?! As much fun as summer days have been, many parents and kids are already in back-to-school mode. Back-to-school checklists generally include: ✔ school supplies ✔ backpack ✔ new clothes and shoes A critical item missing from this checklist is a comprehensive eye exam! Every child deserves to be set up for […]
Can I Be Blinded By A Nerf® Gun?
In the classic movie, A Christmas Story, all little Ralphie Parker wanted was a BB gun for Christmas. “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid,” was the oft-repeated response by adults throughout the film. And for good reason! A study published in the December 2019 issue of Pediatrics found that between 1990-2016, more than 360,000 records […]
Hyperopia and Your Child
Does it seem that, no matter how hard they try, your child is constantly below grade level in reading? Do they constantly complain about headaches and tired or sore eyes after spending time doing close-up activities such as writing or working on a computer? They may have hyperopia, also known as farsightedness. If it goes […]
Can Cataract Surgery Prevent Dementia?
Cataract surgery is a highly successful procedure that removes cataracts, the cloudy formations on the eye’s lens that impair vision. Now, researchers are discovering that vision loss may be linked to a higher rate of dementia and suggest that restoring clear vision (through cataract surgery, for example) may reduce the risk of developing dementia. Is […]