March: Workplace Eye Wellness Month

March 17, 2019

As more people of all ages increase the amount of screen time, through computers, tablet devices, smartphones, etc., the risk of digital eye strain also increases. Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety group, has declared March as Workplace Eye Wellness Month to provide employers and employees with free information on topics ranging from eye strain to eye safety in industrial settings, in order to promote eye health at work.

Most Americans Unaware of One of the Leading Causes of Blindness Among Seniors

February 5, 2019

Age-Related Macular Degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness among seniors, affecting approximately 2.1 million people nationwide . By 2050, it is expected that the number will more than double to 5.4 million . People may be putting themselves at unnecessary risk of vision loss by...

Become a part of the Spokane Eye Clinic team!

January 8, 2019

Spokane Eye Clinic is a community of people dedicated to the care of people from around the region and their vision. Start a rewarding new career with Spokane Eye Clinic and discover the joys of helping others see the same beautiful world you do! Check out our current openings on our website.

Really, Toy Guns Are Dangerous for Your Eyes

December 14, 2018

Some people think Nerf darts are safe because they’re ‘soft.’ But three patients at the heart of a medical report all had days or weeks of pain and blurred vision from toy dart injuries.

The report, published in BMJ Case Reports, reinforces what that the American Academy of Ophthalmology has said many times. Projectile toys are not safe. The three cases, treated at Moorfield’s Eye Hospital in the United Kingdom, underscore the serious nature of eye injuries during playtime.

Top Tips for Choosing Safe Toys this Holiday

December 6, 2018

No one chooses gifts with the intent to harm, but some popular children’s toys can cause serious injuries. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, nearly 252,000 toy-related injuries were treated in emergency rooms in 2014, and and almost half of these injuries affect the head or face...