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Safe Toys & Gifts Month

In the holiday classic, A Christmas Story, all Ralphie Parker wants is a Red Ryder carbine-action, 200-shot BB rifle with a compass in the stock. No matter who he asks, however, the answer is always the same: “You’ll shoot your eye out.” Even from Santa.

Seeta Eye Centers Poughkeepsie Office Closed November 18-24

The Poughkeepsie office of Seeta Eye Centers at 23 Davis Avenue will be closed the week of November 18th as we make the final preparations to open our new location, just across the parking lot from our current space. This new, technologically advanced office will assist us in our goal of providing the safest, most effective, and most comfortable services for each patient we see.

The Four Stages of Visual Growth

Newborns, while possessed with the full visual capacity to see objects and colors, can only see 8-15 inches away. Over time, distance vision improves, as does the development of color vision, allowing babies with healthy vision to see the world with more clarity right around four months. However, vision development does not stop at this point. In fact, it continues throughout our lives.

Are VR Headsets Safe for Eyes?

Virtual reality (VR) headsets are relatively new. As such, the long-term impacts of routine use of VR headsets is not clearly established. There is some evidence that doing near work – on tablets, phones, and similar devices – may contribute to myopia, even in adults. This may suggest that using a VR headset frequently would increase risks for nearsightedness, but there is no established link.

Tips for Healthy Eyes in 2019

The care you take of your eyes today will impact how clearly you will be able to see as you age. Small steps taken now can make a substantial difference when it comes to the health of the eyes. For example, even slight changes in diet can have a profound impact, helping to reduce risks for a host of vision-stealing disorders while offering a number of other health benefits.

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