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Eye Health for the Entire Family

The eclipse raised awareness of our eyes. Wearing protective glasses for the big event and more generally the importance of our eyes and caring for them.

It’s also late August and time for the kids to go back to school. Who needs to get their vision checked, sunglasses or contact lens supplies?

Why do some people need glasses? Most Americans wear glasses or contacts. When driving westward in the afternoon, or generally in summer it’s great to have a favorite pair of sunglasses. Good sunglasses protect our eyes from damaging levels of ultraviolet light.

The older we get, the more likely we’ll need glasses, with 93% of folks age 65-75 wearing corrective lenses. Eye exams are recommended every few years. A growing number of Americans are opting for laser surgery to eliminate the need for glasses or contacts.

People complain about dry eyes and keep eye drops handy, particularly folks using contacts.

It’s important to get routine eye exams and general health check-ups to maintain the health of our eyes and stay fit. Use the 2017 solar eclipse as a reminder to review your family’s eye health requirements, whether it be an annual exam or a new prescription.

Staying Safe Through an Excessive Heat Warning

It’s going to be a hot one!

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the Southern Oregon Coast beginning at Noon on Tuesday, August 1st through 8pm on Friday, August 4th.

Google Public Alert. There will be little relief overnight with temperatures remaining much warmer than normal. Highs on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday will be near or above the hottest they have been on any day in the past 25 years.

Areas just inland of the coast in Coos County, including Myrtle Point and Powers.

Impacts: Very high temperatures with limited relief overnight will increase chances for heat related illness, especially for sensitive groups and people without access to air conditioning. Heat stress is possible for livestock and outdoor pets. Also, area rivers still run cold and fast, increasing the risk for hypothermia and water rescues.

Safety Preparation

The National Weather Service states that an Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. These hot temperatures are likely to create a DANGEROUS SITUATION in which heat illnesses are possible. They recommend that you:

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Stay in an air-conditioned room
  • Stay out of the sun.
  • Check up on relatives and neighbors,
  • Provide water and check up on outdoor pets and livestock.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

We want you to stay aware and stay safe!

If you need anything from Sempert’s Drug, we will be here for you all week!