Each year, we try to bring you some firework safety tips to keep your eyes sparkling and not sparklering. This year, we have a few facts and figures to shine some light on your light show, and how to make it memorable for all the right reasons, and none of the wrong ones.
What exactly does this mean for your child’s screen time? Your own television watching and computer usage as a child was nothing compared to the current world, wherein screens are everywhere. From the tablet that keeps them occupied during appointments to the iPads being issued by schools to help with homework, kids are spending hours every day staring at screens. While moderate use of a phone, computer, or tablet aren’t shown to directly affect vision, there are other side-effects you should be aware of.
To everything there is a season – Except for protecting your eyes, which is a year-round job!
Your eyes just can’t seem to catch a break! No matter the season, your eyes seem to be under attack. In spring, itchy irritants and allergies keep you aware of your eyes. In the summer, the constant attack of blinding sun and chlorinated water are the one-two punch du jour. Fall brings harvest mold, dust, and seasonal allergies to the surface.
The daytime sky is about to switch off for a moment. The temperature will drop suddenly (but pleasantly). A few stars may even be visible in the middle of the day.
America’s favorite summer holiday is approaching—which means the night sky is about to erupt in a bouquet of light, coast to coast. Spectacular stuff. But also hazardous if the right precautions aren’t taken.
Nebraska is gorgeous. In the summertime, our colorful sunsets resemble masterpieces by Monet, our sandhills offer a deep, verdant shade of green, and our fields of grain stretch to the horizon like golden oceans. Isn’t all of that beauty worth seeing as clearly as possible?
School’s out, the weather’s hot, and you’re ready to hit the pool. As you race out the door, you run back for your sunscreen but what else did you forget? Studies show that exposure to bright sunlight not only increases the risk of skin cancer but may also increase the risk of developing cataracts, macular degeneration, and cancerous growths on the eye.