Foster Grant has a new “Ask Dr. Bazan” Facebook TAB!
I LOVE what Foster Grant is doing on their Facebook Page right now!!
Have you ever had an eye health question?
How about a reading glasses question?
Or maybe ever a question about Foster Grant styles?
Well… now all you have to do is ASK.
Dr. Justin Bazan – is an optometrist, primary eye care provider & Foster Grant’s eye health expert. He’s now here to be your go-to eye expert!
Foster Grant has created a “tab” on their facebook page that allows friends to see videos and submit questions to Dr. Bazan about eyecare health.
It’s an easy way to ask your questions and feel empowered with a solid and informative answer. Check out Foster Grant’s new video series from optometrist Dr. Bazan. He’s answering your questions about eye health and Foster Grant readers!!
I think it’s absolutely amazing that they are bringing this kind of information to their fans. It’s just awesome!
Here are some wonderful Eye Tips from Dr. Bazan for you to know and remember:
– Kids can have perfect vision for distance, but struggle with getting their eyes to work together as a team, making it difficult to perform well in school. A comprehensive eye exam will prove that eyes are healthy.
– It is important for everyone to wear sunglasses, but especially kids since they typically spend more time outside, exposing them to a lot of UV. Some estimates show that up to 80% of UV exposure happens before age 18!
– Newborns cannot see much, but things develop very quickly! At first, they can have a hard time focusing, seeing color, and controlling their eye movements. However, after about six months, they reach nearly adult-like levels of vision.
– Moderation is always the best policy when it comes to digital devices. Pixels are hard to look at and cause eyestrain, but fortunately no permanent damage. Make sure kids hold devices far from eyes, preferably in their laps. Also, try to practice the 20-20-20 rule—take a 20-second break every 20 minutes and look 20 feet away.
– When shopping for over-the-counter sunglasses, only purchase reputable brands from reputable companies. These are guaranteed to block damaging UV radiation.
– Make sure that all glasses—clear and sun—have UV protection.
– Annual prescription changes are normal for anyone. During pregnancy, there can be some short-term vision fluctuations, but nothing dramatic.
– Always attend an annual eye exam, even if you are pregnant, to ensure that you are seeing your best and that your eyes are still healthy. Often times, things change gradually or don’t present obvious symptoms, so they are not detected as early as possible.
– Wear your sunglasses whenever the sun is shining—even in the winter! Damaging UV rays are present year-round.
– Maintain good general health. Your eyes are made up of the same blood vessels, nerves and tissues as the rest of your body.