Blindness is not a fashion statement. And to risk blinding yourself for the sake of art or perceived beauty is simply misguided. There is a disturbing trend at the moment in Ottawa, Arnprior, Toronto and Newfoundland where an inexperienced tattoo artist is performing scleral tattoos. Yes, that’s the white part of your eye ball. The part of your eye that hurts like crazy when you get shampoo in it.
We live in a world of digital devices. Our work and recreation time is filled with hours of staring at screens of various sizes. This activity does not come without its drawbacks. People who spend hours every day at computers, cellphones, and tablets are susceptible to digital eye strain and dry eye. And the problem seems to be occurring more frequently in children.
Eighty per cent of classroom learning is visual which makes the beginning of the school year an excellent time for a comprehensive eye exam. Your optometrist can identify vision problems and treatment options to help students reach their full potential. Children who have trouble seeing can encounter difficulties at school because their motor skills, social development, attention span and ability to read, write and learn may be affected.
People with dyslexia usually have difficulty learning to read, spell or write despite normal intelligence. Dyslexics often get labeled as lazy, dumb, or careless through no fault of their own. This naturally can lead to poor self-esteem and emotional frustration.
At Eyes Focused on You we are interested in learning the science behind health issues, particularly those that affect the eyes. While we recognize that research is ongoing in most fields, we appreciate the value of anecdotal evidence to support theories and ideas that lead to better care and treatment of vision conditions.