Typically developing children begin to focus on human faces within the first few hours of life, and they learn to pick up social cues by paying special attention to other people’s eyes.
Children with autism, however, do not exhibit this sort of interest in eye-looking. In fact, a lack of eye contact is one of the diagnostic features of the disorder.
Diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness in the US, affects about 28.5 percent of Americans with diabetes age 40 and older. That’s more than 7 million people, and the number is expected to reach more than 11 million by the year 2030.
The health law provides for subsidized coverage for basic and preventive services for kids, and some states, including Washington, are requiring that they be included in every policy.
“Parents should remember that children don’t perceive toys the same way we do and often don’t use them as we might expect . . .If a toy can be misused, chewed on, eaten, swallowed or thrown at someone, it will be.”
NWABR’s Community Conversation Series this month will include a showing of excerpts from the soon to be released film RARE, a documentary about the struggle to find new treatments for Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome (HPS), a rare genetic disorder.
Laura Butler paid $30 for her decorative lenses and $2,000 in medical bills. And she nearly lost an eye.
You can’t prevent all age-related changes to your eyes. But you can take steps to protect your vision and reduce your risk for serious eye disease in the future.
Whether you’re goblin or ghoul, vampire or witch, poor costume choices—including decorative contact lenses and flammable costumes—can haunt you long after Halloween if they cause injury.
Tuesday, October 12, noon at Harborview Medical Center.