The eye chart showed the big 'E', and your child guessed it was a 'cat'. Either somebody needs to get the cat out of the exam room, or your little one may need glasses. What's the best plan of attack, not only to help now but to also help slow down the rate of degradation later on? After all, the number one fear I hear from patients is "I don't want to end up having glasses like Bubbles" ( I am not joking).
Everybody (I hope) knows UV light is harmful. But what many don't know is that it's slightly less energetic cousin is blue light, and more and more studies are showing that blue light exposure can lead to macular degeneration. Our TVs and digital screens are able to emit blue light, especially when the screen is showing blue images, such as the Jays uniforms. Increased duration of exposure increases the risk. Blue Jays games are routinly 3+ hrs. So, can watching the Jays be hazardous to your eyes?