MONTH

OCTOBER:

Eye Injury Prevention Month

Make sure your eyes stay BOO-tiful this season!
Colored Contacts

You may think radical eyes will take your costume to the next level, but proceed with caution! The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) warns buying decorative lenses without a prescription and proper fitting can cause serious eye issues and infection.

Improper Use of Decorative Contacts

Click here to learn more and watch a video regarding decorative contact lenses.

Home Sweet Safe Home
Protective Eyewear

Surprisingly, nearly half of all eye injuries each year occur in and around the home, the garage and the yard in particular.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) discovered, in a survey they commissioned, that 35 percent of the people surveyed did not wear eye protection when performing home repairs or projects. Due to these concerning statistics, the AAO and the American Society of Ocular Trauma now recommend that every household have at least one pair of ANSI-approved protective eyewear for use during projects and activities that may present risk of injury. Click here for more information.


News In Eye Health


Guilty!

Don't Take Your Sight for Granted!

While contacts are safely used by millions of people every day, they do carry a risk of eye infection. If you do not properly care for your contacts, it would be safer for you to have LASIK than to continue wearing contacts and risk getting a serious eye infection.

Click here for more information on iLASIK by Dr. Shawn Parker or call 866-DR LASIK (375-2745) to schedule a free LASIK screening.

Are you concerned your child isn't seeing clearly?

Linn M. Mangano, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist and is fellowship trained in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Mangano is now accepting new patients at our Cape Girardeau, Poplar Bluff, and Paducah locations. Call our office today at 800-455-EYES (3937) to schedule a comprehensive exam for your child for the new school year!