Monthly Archives: October 2016

Halloween Eye Safety

October 31, 2016

Witches, warlocks, goblins – oh my! While dressing up for Halloween should be fun, there are occasions when your spooky costume can turn into a scary situation. Each Halloween, there are hundreds of trips to emergency rooms across the country due to costume related injuries. How can you prevent your Halloween from turning into a…Read More…

Children’s Eye Health and Safety

October 14, 2016

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. It is also the time of year when kids are going back to school. Friedrichs Eye recommends that you add eye screenings to your children’s back-to-school routine along with their other required doctor visits for school physicals and immunizations. If this is your child’s first year of…Read More…

Are Contact Lenses for You?

If you find glasses distracting or don’t like the way they look or feel on your face, then contact lenses may be for you. When worn correctly, contact lenses look and feel natural. They also correct many of the same types of vision problems that glasses do including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism (blurred vision for both…Read More…

Nutrition and Eye Health

Good diet and exercise go a long way in maintaining a healthy body. Just like your primary care doctor might suggest some heart-healthy foods, we’re here to offer some insight on eye-healthy foods. You may be surprised to learn that your eyes benefit from many of the same foods that the rest of your body does.…Read More…

Eye Screening Requirement for First-Year Illinois Students

Eye screenings for students aren’t just recommended – they’re required. The State of Illinois requires parents to have their child’s eyes screened by an optometrist or ophthalmologist before their first year of school. The eye screening must be performed within the period one year before the first day of school through October 15 of the child’s first school…Read More…

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