Quantcast
Last updated on April 17, 2014 at 17:30 EDT

Latest Snow blindness Stories

2012-05-22 10:24:11

VIENNA, Va., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For many the Memorial Day Weekend marks the official start of summer. In the spirit of the season, MyEyeDr., a full-service vision healthcare company providing comprehensive eye exams along with dispensing prescription eyeglasses, sunglasses and contact lenses, offers 10 quick tips for summer eye care to educate consumers on the importance of ultraviolet (UV) protection for their eyes to prevent long-term damage and visual impairment. (Logo:...

2012-05-17 10:23:06

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 55 percent of adults in the United States lose or break their sunglasses every year, according to a new report by The Vision Council. For these and the 27 percent of adults who do not wear sunglasses, exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation could end up costing them a lot more than a new pair of shades. The report, Finding Your Shades, Protecting Your Vision, outlines the long and short term effects that can occur as a result...

2011-12-08 11:23:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many Americans put away their sunglasses and UV eye protection this time of year, but there is still a glaring need to protect the eyes and the skin around them from overexposure to harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. The Vision Council recommends UV eye protection that fit every travelers needs. "No matter where you are travelling this winter, the risk of damage to eyes from unprotected UV exposure is still present. The...

86b58972435d4f5043b02a622264d1d5
2011-05-27 07:55:00

Harmful to humans, but life-saving for artic reindeer, ultraviolet light is a unique adaptation to the extreme artic environment in which reindeer live, according to a study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology. "We discovered that reindeer can not only see ultraviolet light but they can also make sense of the image to find food and stay safe," says lead researcher Professor Glen Jeffery of University College London. "Humans and almost all other mammals could never do this as our...

2010-03-19 07:30:00

CHICAGO, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to educate parents about the need to protect children's eye health, Prevent Blindness America, the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization, and Real Kids Shades a leading manufacturer of quality eyewear for infants and children, are teaming up to ensure that 5 million children have healthy eyes for healthy futures. The joint effort supports "Star Pupils," a national program of Prevent Blindness America designed to arm...