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September is Home and Sports Eye Safety Month

 

As September marks Home & Sports Eye Safety Month, we've chosen to highlight ways to keep your home eye safe particularly when it comes to children. It's important to be proactive to ensure your home doesn't pose any series dangers to your children's eyes.

Naturally, kids enter the world with an immature optical structure that grows with them. In the beginning, newborns can see objects at close range only. All through their growing years, kids are visually stimulated. Children's games and toys can be one of the best methods for stimulating kid's vision. However, at the same time, it's important to remember that a large number of childhood mishaps take place at home, many with toys.

How can you avoid compromising your children's eye sight? Here are some simple tips for selecting toys for the house to guarantee your child's eyes are safe.

Firstly, check that long-handled toys - such as a pony stick- don't have sharp edges, and prohibit or monitor young children carefully if they are handling them. While blocks pose little danger for almost all ages, it's important to check that the edges are blunted, in order to reduce the risk of eye damage. It's advised that you steer clear of toys that shoot objects in the air, such as slingshots or dart guns. If this is not possible, then use of these toys should only be used when accompanied by a responsible adult. If your older child uses a chemistry set or woodworking tools, be sure he or she wears protective goggles.

What else can be damaging in the home environment? Toys are actually just the tip of the iceberg. As a guardian to your children, it's your job to go through your home and guarantee there's nothing that could threaten your child's eyes. The number one danger is chemicals that haven't been carefully put away. If children can reach these materials they are at great risk.

Although it's true that games and toys for children won't always be 100% risk-free, there are lots of excellent toys that can contribute to a child's eyesight. There are a number of age-appropriate toys for kids that provide amazing ways to grow optical development. When buying toys for kids, look for those that emphasize hand-eye coordination and will help kids to understand spatial relationships. It can also be a good idea to do some research before checking out the toy store. This way you can do your best to make sure your purchase will protect your children and will enrich their optical development at the same time!

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Our office will be opening on Monday, May 18th. We will be following all CDC guidelines as well as those recommended by our National and State Organizations including the KOA and AOA as well as the Governor of Kentucky. We will be adding to our protocol to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. Due to the recommendations, we are following, all patients will need to call from the parking lot when they arrive. We will ask you if you are running a fever, or have symptoms of COVID-19. We may even take your temperature to keep for our records. We will ask that you remain in your car until we notify you to come to our office.

All patients entering the building must wear a mask or face covering.

We ask for your patience over the next few months as we work to get our patients rescheduled that had to be canceled during the closure. We will not be working at full capacity for some time and realize this will most likely cause delays in getting people rescheduled. We will also not be taking walk-in patients and ask that you please call if you need to be seen to set up an appointment. Please know that we are doing everything we can to take care of our patients during these difficult times.

You now can order contacts from the convenience of your home on our website by clicking here.
If you do not know your current prescription, please email us at dr.glenn0180@gmail.com or call us at 859-271-6194.
If you have insurance you would like to use, you will need to call us and we will be happy to place the order for you and submit it to your insurance.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all soon,

Dr. Jason Glenn and Staff