Health

“EYE” CARE FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | September 22, 2021

September is Sports Eye Safety Month. Sponsored by Prevent Blindness America, this month is dedicated to being a reminder that thousands of eye injuries occur every year from sports. Contact sports like football, basketball, tennis, volleyball, and soccer put many at a higher risk for eye injury than non-contact sports such as golf, swimming, and running. Since sports seasons have … Continue reading ““EYE” CARE FOR YOU”

“EYE” CARE FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | August 25, 2021

Myopia (nearsightedness) is a vision problem that causes vision to be blurry in the distance. Nearsighted children tend to squint to see things far away. Sometimes, they compensate by sitting closer in the classroom or stand closer to the tv at home. Nearsightedness in children can worsen year after year which is why it is critical to have a child’s … Continue reading ““EYE” CARE FOR YOU”

Health Departments to Offer Third Dose to Immunocompromised Individuals

By Savannah Tribune | August 25, 2021

On Thursday, August 19th, Health Departments in the Coastal Health District will begin offering a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine to individuals with certain immune conditions. Third doses are only recommended for immunocompromised individuals who previously received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. “Studies have shown that people with compromised immune systems may not develop a strong enough immune response with … Continue reading “Health Departments to Offer Third Dose to Immunocompromised Individuals”

“EYE” CARE FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | August 18, 2021

Common eye conditions that men will often ignore are blurred vision, double vision, loss of peripheral vision, lumps on eyelids, and discolorations to the eyes. Men near the age of 40 or older will experience a gradual decline in their near vision. This natural condition (called presbyopia) results as the lens inside the eyes begin to harden. Focusing on near … Continue reading ““EYE” CARE FOR YOU”

“EYE” CARE FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | July 28, 2021

Dry eye disease now affects many Americans. From adults to children, more than half the population suffers from dry eye disease. The most common causes range from increased aging, medical conditions such as allergies, inflammatory diseases (Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Sjogren’s Disease), diabetes, certain medications (antihistamines, birth control pills, nasal sprays) and now, computers and handheld devices (games kids play and … Continue reading ““EYE” CARE FOR YOU”

“EYE” CARE FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | July 21, 2021

80% of what your child is taught in school is presented to them visually. So, there’s no question that good vision is important for learning. If your child is having difficulty in school, it may be due to a learning related visual problem. A comprehensive eye examination can address many visual problems children may have. Does your child have any … Continue reading ““EYE” CARE FOR YOU”

“EYE” CARE FOR YOU

By Savannah Tribune | July 14, 2021

Does your vision seem cloudy? Do you feel like your glasses are always dirty? Do colors seem dim and glare from car lights bother you? If so, you may have cataracts. Cataracts are a clouding of the lens inside the eyes. The lens works like a camera allowing light to focus onto the back of the eyes. If there is … Continue reading ““EYE” CARE FOR YOU”