Prevent Blindness has declared August as Children’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness month. The goal of this month is to inspire and encourage parents to make their children’s vision health a bigger priority.
Since the new school year is approaching, it’s important for parents to schedule a comprehensive eye exam for their children before the school year starts. As a good rule of thumb, you should aim to have your children’s eyes examined once they are three years old.
Research consistently points to time away from work as improving productivity, lowering stress, and reducing absenteeism.
The sun releases energy, called radiation, in various forms: in the sunlight you see, the heat you feel, and the invisible ultraviolet (UV) rays that cause you to get sunburned. UV rays from the sun can also damage your eyes and hurt your vision.
As summer approaches and the number of hot days increases, you have to pay attention to the temperature gauge and how long your kids are out playing in the sun.
Heat illness kills hundreds of Americans every year, and it is the number one weather-related killer. Also, heatstroke is the top cause of exercise-related deaths among high school students.