Cold and flu season is here. If you've got school-aged kids, you know that it's just a matter of time before they get sick. Once that happens, not only will they feel miserable, they'll also be forced to miss school, especially if you don't want to expose the rest of the school to your child's sickness. Unfortunately, studies show that children who miss more than 10 days of school in a single school year, are less likely to graduate from high school.
Lasik is a popular vision correction option because it may reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contacts. If you are on the fence about having vision-correction surgery, there are different situations where going the Lasik route might be a better option.
You Need Significant Vision Correction
When you have a strong prescription for eyeglasses or contacts, it may limit your options. In the case of contact lenses, most manufacturers may not make prescriptions strong enough for your eyes.
If you are having knee replacement surgery soon, then you can help your future self by preparing your home for your post-op return. By making just a few changes to your living environment, you will be safer and more comfortable when it is time to come back home.
Follow these tips to prepare your home for after your upcoming knee replacement surgery:
Tip: Relocated Anything You Could Trip Over
Since you will come home with a walker or crutches after your surgery, you need to be able to move around with them without tripping.
MRI imaging is one of the safest and most effective forms of medical diagnostic imaging available to physicians; there's no risk associated with radiation exposure and it provides high-quality images that reveal soft tissues. Unfortunately, many people suffer from anxiety about MRI imaging, usually because of feelings of claustrophobia. If you are worried about your upcoming MRI scan, there are a few steps you can take in order to alleviate your anxiety during the process:
Having an autoimmune disease means you may need to pay more attention to your eye health. Being meticulous about how you care for your eyes and talking with your doctor if you notice problems can prevent small problems from becoming a threat to your vision.
Know Which Eye Exams You Need
Depending on the medications you take or the specific autoimmune disease you have, a yearly visit to an optometrist may not be enough.