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Children and Sunglasses

Why would the eye doctor recommend you get sunglasses for your child even if they don't have a glasses prescription? Everyone knows about UV rays causing skin damage, but most of us don't realize that UV is just as damaging to your child’s eyes as they are to his/her skin. If your child needs sunscreen,...
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At What Age Should Kids Have Their First Eye Exam?

As a Pediatric eye doctor in Delaware, one of the most common questions parents ask me is when to bring their kids in for their first eye exam. The American Optometric Association and Simon Eye doctors recommend a child's first eye exam at the age of 6-12 months, and then 3 years and 5 years...
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Is your child sitting too close to the TV?

Parents ask me all the time about their child sitting too close to the TV. Often, this can be kids just being kids, but other times it can be a sign of a vision problem and a comprehensive eye exam is the only way to tell for sure. Recently I saw a 3 year old...
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Diabetes and Your Eyes

By Dr. Angela Clapper Diabetic Retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness among American adults. Diabetes is a disease in which your blood sugar levels are too high. Over time, having too much sugar in the blood can damage your eyes, kidneys and nerves. Diabetic retinopathy occurs when the tiny blood vessels inside your eyes become...
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