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Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our Practice. The items are displayed by year and month. To view older entries use the links in the box below to select the year and month you would like.

New WHO guidance: Very limited daily screen time recommended for children under 5

The World Health Organization (WHO) is recommending children under age 5 spend one hour or less on digital devices and those under age 1 spend no time at all on a daily basis. "The goal is not to take away screens but to help parents manage time on screens and...

New for contact lens wearers: Oasys with Transitions!

Acuvue has developed a new bi-weekly disposable lens that reacts to light and darkens to protect your eyes from UV and brightness.

Smartphones, Summer Birth Could Raise Kids’ Odds for Nearsightedness

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Kids with summer birthdays, especially those who spend long hours playing on smartphones and tablets, might be at greater risk for vision problems, a new study suggests. Nearsightedness, also called myopia, is on the rise worldwide. It's what eye...

Transitions® Signature® lenses in new colors!

Transitions® Signature® lenses style colors feature four new vibrant fashion colors – sapphire, amethyst, amber and emerald!

Signs Of Children’s Vision Problems

Did you know that about 80 percent of what children learn in school is taught visually? That means if your child has an uncorrected vision problem, it could severely affect his or her development.

TBI, Concussion and Vision

Concussion or other traumatic brain injury (TBI) can affect a person in many ways, ranging from physical limitations to changes in perception, thinking and neurological processing. Vision problems also are common concussion and TBI symptoms.

Toys to avoid this holiday season due to safety concerns!

Toy fishing poles can be especially dangerous to the eyes of nearby children.  Party foam can cause a chemical burn to the eyes that can result in red eyes, blurred vision and eye infections.

Celebrate New Year’s Safely! Safety Tips for Champagne Corks

During a celebration, you're probably not thinking about eye damage. But a flying cork from a bottle of champagne can abrade or rupture the eyeball, cause bleeding inside the eye or a detached retina ( , dislocate the eye's lens, damage the orbital bone structure and more. Serious vision loss can result from these injuries.

Touching Lives Through Eyecare.

Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth — Rev Gerald Emmanuel, pastor of the Cambridge United Church in Brompton, 15 miles west of here, was smiling from ear to ear when the Jamaica Observer Central visited last Friday. The reason for his delight was all around. The sanctuary of the church was spilling over...