Summer can be Dangerous for Adults over 60!

Most of us look forward to summer but hot weather can be dangerous, particularly to adults over 60. A University of Chicago Medical Center study found that 40% of heat-related fatalities in the U.S. were among people over 65. There are several reasons why boomers and seniors are more vulnerable to heat stroke and heat exhaustion and even heat-related deaths. As we age, we lose the ability to notice changes in our body temperature. Health conditions that may come with age can also make it more difficult for older adults to adapt to heat. Some medications can contribute to dehydration. Keeping cool in summer is essential. Follow these tips: Drink plenty of water even if you are not thirsty. Avoid coffee and alcoholic beverages contribute to dehydration. Wear Appropriate Clothes like light-colored, lightweight, loose-fitting clothes and a wide-brimmed hat. Stay … Read More

LASIK, light sensitivity and Solar Comfort Sunglasses /Sensitive Eyes After Lasik

  LASIK, which stands for laser in-situ keratomileusis, is a type of eye surgery performed to correct vision, mainly nearsighted, farsighted and astigmatism. LASIK surgery reshapes the cornea, the clear front part of the eye, so that the light that travels through it is properly focused onto the retina located in the back of the eye. • Around 96% of patients will have near perfect vision after LASIK. • LASIK is virtually painless. • There is no need for anesthesia. • Only numbing eye drops are used. • Vision is corrected practically immediately. • No bandages or stitches are required after LASIK. • It literally takes seconds to perform the procedure. • Adjustments can be made years after LASIK to further correct vision if vision changes while you age.   After LASIK your eyes will be getting adjusted to the … Read More

Are $200+ designer sunglasses really better than my $25 SolarComfort® s or my $20 Solar Shield®s?

The answer, in most cases, is NO! There are at least 8 basic things that make a pair of sunglasses ‘good sunglasses’. Number one, is UV protection. A good pair of sunglasses should provide 100% UV protection from both UVA and UVB rays. UV rays have been linked to many eye diseases like cataracts, macular degeneration, eye cancer and more, so it is very important that your sunglasses offer 100% UV protection. Number 2, good sunglasses should eliminate glare, which is the reflected light from surfaces like sand, snow, car hoods, mirrors, etc. Sunglasses with lenses that are polarized eliminate blinding glare. The only reason to avoid polarized sunglasses is if you constantly need to look at digital screens. Number 3, good sunglasses have a wrap-around design like the SolarComfort®  sport wrap or have side windows and top and bottom … Read More