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Traumatic Stress: 3 Ways You Can Begin To Heal After A Serious Injury Or Illness

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you’ve suffered a traumatic event—car accident, debilitating illness or incapacitating work injury—you are probably doing everything you can to get back to your old self. Following doctor’s orders regarding physiotherapy, pain medications and surgical procedures can go a long way in healing your physical body, but often the emotional toll such an injury takes on you is greater. In fact, emotional damage caused by such an event can have far reaching consequences and can affect almost every aspect of your life. Additionally, this emotional pain can endure long after your physical injuries have healed. Therefore, it’s vital to not ignore your emotional well being while healing from a traumatic event. Following are three ways you can heal both physically and emotionally through your own determination and willpower.   Allow Yourself To Grieve After a severe injury or illness,...

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Three Tips For Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Healthy During The Holidays

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Children love candy and sugary drinks, and these substances are never as prevalent as during the holiday season. To make matters worse, the holidays are a busy time for parents. Although most parents have the best intentions, it’s easy to overlook a child’s oral hygiene habits during this stressful season. To ensure your child’s teeth don’t suffer the consequences of endless sugar and forgotten tooth brushing sessions, follow these tips. Tip #1: Keep low-sugar holiday snacks around. During parties and family gatherings, it’s common to leave bowls of candy around for munching. A healthier option is to replace these snacks with other snacks that are equally as tasty, but not as sugary. Almonds, seasoned crackers, and pretzels and dip are all great choices that won’t leave as much sugar lingering on your child’s teeth (or your own) for hours....

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3 Tips For Keeping Your Prescription Eyeglasses In Top Shape

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Your prescription eyeglasses open up the world of sight to you, sharpening images and making it easier for you to do things like spot street signs, read a blackboard, and enjoy a film. Your optometrist, like the Londonderry Eye Care Optometrists, works carefully with you to help you buy the prescription glasses that best correct your sight. Keep clear vision a top priority by taking special care of your prescription eyeglasses and protecting your investment. Here are three tips for keeping your prescription eyeglasses in top shape. Only use optometrist approved lens cleaning sprays. It is normal for your glasses to get dirty throughout the day. Whether there it is dust, dirt, or fingerprints, it is always a good idea to clean your glasses. Make sure that you proceed with caution before spraying a cleaning solution on to your lenses. You...

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Tips To Help Your Toddler Transition To Eyeglasses

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It takes time to adjust to wearing glasses, especially for toddlers. Some toddlers may adapt fairly well to their new eyeglasses and wear them immediately. Other toddlers can be stubborn and refuse to wear glasses at all. If your toddler is having difficulty adjusting to his or her new eyeglasses, follow these tips to make the transition period easier. 1. Choose a Comfortable Style One of the most common reasons for toddlers not wanting to wear glasses is that they simply aren’t comfortable. As the nose bridge in a small child is not yet fully developed, the weight of glasses can cause tenderness or skin irritation. Opt for a lightweight pair of glasses that fit just right – not too loose and not too tight. It can be beneficial to use adjustable nose pads until your child gets used...

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