Florida Senate Sees Pediatric Vision Screening a Priority
Every year, warm bottles of champagne, coupled with bad cork-removal techniques are responsible for causing serious, potentially blinding eye injuries. According to eye medical doctors in the United States, incorrect popping of champagne corks is one of the most common holiday-related eye hazards. For instance, a cork can fly up to 50 miles per hour as it leaves the bottle, generating a force powerful enough to shatter glass. Anything that travels with such force can have a dangerous effect upon impact with the eye. Eye-related cork injuries can lead to acute glaucoma, detached retina and staining of the cornea, all of which can result in decreased vision.
Decorative contact lenses, used frequently during Halloween, are coming under fire from doctors, and they say these costume accessories pose to your eyes.
In support of Healthy Aging Month this September, the Florida Society of Ophthalmology, along with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, encourages all adults to know what vision changes to expect and when to seek treatment for signs of a disease or condition that could cause irreversible vision loss. To aid in this understanding, the Academy is providing explanations for the following common visual changes adults may experience as they get older.
The dangerous health effects of non-prescribed, decorative (and also illegal) contact lenses bring a whole new meaning to the word scary, says a Miami ophthalmologist. Eye scratches, sores, infections and even blindness are a high price to pay to enhance a costume, she says.
On Halloween, Morgan Foy will transform into Elise, the Spider Queen from the online video game "League of Legends."
The Winter Park woman's black-and-red costume resembles a seductive spider queen standing on two hind legs. The six other legs jut out sharply from the back of the costume.
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The For Eye Care Foundation will be offering free vision screenings in conjunction with this event from 9am-1pm ET.