What do baseball, basketball and paintball have in common? Besides being fun activities on a warm spring day, these sports account for almost half of all trips to the emergency room for eye injury treatment. New research reveals that around 30,000 people in the U.S. go to the ER each year for sports-related eye injuries—and most of these are children 18 years old or younger.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused many people to suffer from problems due to missed appointments. What’s behind the “silent pandemic” of health care disruption? Initially, health care resources shifted their focus from primary and preventive care to fighting the virus. As 2020 continued, many people feared going to doctor’s offices and hospitals, concerned about coronavirus exposure. A recent report by the Prevent Cancer Foundation found that 43 percent of their surveyed participants had missed preventive care appointments during the pandemic.
Help our Chattanooga Homeless Community
Freezing temperatures have officially descended onto Chattanooga, leaving at-risk homeless populations vulnerable to its effects. This year, the usual need for warm clothing has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 Pandemic. Its negative impact on so many lives has made the need for coats greater than ever before.
November is #DiabeticEyeDiseaseAwarenessMonth
If you’ve received a diabetes diagnosis, you may not have thought about how the disease can affect your eyes. Adjusting to the diabetic lifestyle involves revamping your eating habits, exercising regularly and keeping up with your blood sugar levels—all time-consuming tasks. However, as with other serious chronic medical conditions, it’s important to know how diabetes can affect your entire body. That’s why Allied Eye joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in observing Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month each November.