When you think of “lazy”, you probably imagine lounging on the couch with snacks in one hand and a TV remote in the other—but when it comes to vision, there’s a different kind of lazy. It’s called amblyopia; you may know it as the lazy eye.
When you go to the eye doctor, you can expect to receive feedback on your eyesight and eye health—but did you know that your eye doctor may also possess insight into your heart health? In the human body, most things are interconnected—even when they seem completely unrelated. So how on earth can your eye doctor predict you’re at risk for heart attack, stroke, and more?
Eye injuries are the leading cause of vision loss in children, and most of these injures happen while playing sports. Regular eyewear such as eyeglasses and sunglasses do not protect children from eye injuries and in some cases may make an injury worse if they shatter. Protective eyewear is made of ultra-strong polycarbonate, which is a type of plastic that is impact resistant and protects eyes from ultraviolet (UV) rays. Most protective eyewear can actually be made to match glasses or contact prescriptions.