Motivate Your Kids to Move

To shrink the growing problem of childhood obesity, parents need to inspire kids to be more active. That’s easier said than done. “Kids have to ‘own’ the desire to move,” says Eileen Kennedy, PhD, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Fit Youth Program. How can you promote greater physical activity without nagging, monitoring, begging or lecturing? Ask, … Read More

Eyes on the Ball: Safety and Sports

Americans love sports — and we love to look fashionable. But we often insist that sports and fashion go together, sometimes to our own detriment. Protective eye gear may never be the latest craze in tennis or baseball, but think for a moment about the logic of not protecting our eyes. We wear helmets to … Read More

See Better, Play Better!

Did you know that there is more to vision than 20/20 eyesight? Your vision is composed of many skills that affect how well you play your sport. Because all sports have different visual demands, an eye doctor with expertise in sports vision can assess your unique visual system and recommend the proper eyeglasses, eye protection … Read More

Protect Your Eyes and Play Ball

Baseball and softball are popular spring sports. Unfortunately, they’re also the cause of a lot of eye injuries. Paul Rychwalski, MD, an ophthalmologist at Cleveland Clinic, says the best way to protect your eyes is by wearing sports goggles or glasses. “They’re getting more popular, and kids are wanting to wear them,” Dr. Rychwalski says. … Read More

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