Screen Time and Children’s Eye Health

Is your child engaging in too much screen time?

Is your child engaging in too much screen time?

According to the Vision Council, over 70 percent of American parents report that their children frequently engage in more than two hours of screen time every day. That’s over 14 hours a week that children are committing to tablets and televisions, and the statistic most likely doesn’t take school, camp, or daycare into consideration. Online games and shows have been proven to provide benefits both recreational and educational, but is your child engaging in too much screen time? Read on to learn more about screen time and children’s eye health. (more…)

This August, Help Raise Awareness for Children’s Eye Health

Have you scheduled an eye exam for your child?

Have you scheduled an eye exam for your child?

August is National Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month! Read on to learn more about common childhood eye conditions, and schedule a comprehensive eye exam for your child. (more…)

3 Reasons to Purchase Sunglasses with 100% UV Protection

Do your sunglasses offer 100% UV protection?

Do your sunglasses offer 100% UV protection?

Everywhere you look, from the grocery store to the mall kiosk, there are sunglasses for sale. They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes; some cheaper than the price of a happy hour cocktail! Novelty sunglasses might seem like a fun idea, but they can’t offer the protection you need from the sun’s harmful rays. Read the label before you buy, and ensure that you purchase frames with 100% UV defense. (more…)

Schedule Your Child’s Back-to-School Eye Exam Today

Schedule an eye exam for your child before the school year begins!

Schedule an eye exam for your child before the school year begins!

There is still plenty of summer vacation left, but now is a great time to schedule your child’s back-to-school eye exam. According to the American Optometric Association, more than 80% of a child’s learning is visual. That means that if your son or daughter is having trouble seeing, they will have a more difficult time with their education. Ensure that they’re prepared for the school year ahead, and call The Catonsville Eye Group today! (more…)

Are Eyelash Extensions Safe For My Eyes?

The Catonsville Eye Group does not recommend eyelash extensions.

Read on to learn more about the dangers of eyelash extensions.

Eyelash extensions are now more popular than ever, but what are the risks? Before you book your appointment, read on to learn more about the latest beauty trend. (more…)

Lawn Mowing, Gardening, and Eye Safety

Learn more about the dangers of lawn mowing and gardening, and discover what you can do to avoid common eye injuries.

Learn more about the dangers of lawn mowing and gardening, and discover what you can do to avoid common eye injuries.

For many homeowners, tending to one’s landscape is a relaxing pastime. From mowing the lawn to pulling weeds, it’s always nice to get outside and work to beautify your property. You might know all there is about lawn care, but are you taking the necessary precautions to protect the health of your eyes? Learn more about the dangers of lawn mowing and gardening, and discover what you can do to avoid common eye injuries. (more…)

The Do’s and Don’ts of Firework Safety

Happy Fourth of July! Please celebrate safely.

Happy Fourth of July! Please celebrate safely.

July Fourth is just around the corner, and fireworks will soon illuminate the North American sky. If you’re planning to enjoy a pyrotechnic display with family and friends, ensure that you do so safely. Fireworks are responsible for thousands of injuries each year, and the statistic drastically increases on Independence Day. Discover how you can prevent eye injuries, and read on to learn how you can practice firework safety this summer. (more…)

It’s Summertime! 4 Seasonal Eye Problems to Avoid

Protect your eyes all summer long!

Protect your eyes all summer long!

The first day of summer is a week away, which means it’s time to prepare your eyes for the season. Whether you spend your summer swimming laps at the pool or fishing by the lake, it’s essential to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, chlorine, and more. Discover four ways to maintain the health of your eyes this summer. (more…)

Common Questions and Answers About Cataracts

June is Cataract Awareness Month!

June is Cataract Awareness Month!

Cataracts are one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S., but proper treatment can help decrease a person’s chance of losing their sight. During the month of June, the Academy of Ophthalmology highlights this common eye disease and hopes to bring light to an issue that affects millions of Americans. (more…)

Blue Light: 4 Facts You Need to Know

Learn more about blue light, and discover how you can protect yourself from overexposure.

Learn more about blue light, and discover how you can protect yourself from overexposure.

According to a report published by CNN in 2016, Americans commit over ten hours a day to screen time. Whether you’re writing a report on your desktop or checking Instagram on your smartphone, you’re exposing your eyes to visible blue light. Learn more about blue light, and discover how you can protect your eyes. (more…)