- Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
- Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
- Bacterial Keratitis
- Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
- Detached and Torn Retina
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Dry Eye
- Floaters and Flashes
- Low Vision
- Myopia (Nearsightedness)
- Presbyopia (Aging Eye)
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Water & Contacts Don’t Mix
To help prevent eye infections, contact lenses should be removed before going swimming or in a hot tub.
Jumping a Battery
Take precautions to prevent eye injury. Never lean over the battery and always wear safety goggles.
Eye Protection Works
Wearing the proper protective eyewear for sports and other activities can help prevent 90% of eye injuries.
It's Not OK to Skip a Day
To control glaucoma, take eye drops exactly as prescribed by your ophthalmologist—your sight depends on it.
Give your Eyes a Break
To prevent computer eyestrain, follow the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
What Is an Ophthalmologist?
Are You Fit at 40?
A baseline eye exam is recommended at age 40, when the signs of disease and changes in vision may start to occur.
Eye Health News
- What if living in a middle-class neighborhood meant increasing your chances of being nearsighted? That's what a study of 20,000 students in China seems to suggest.
- Researchers have found an association between two different types of blood pressure drugs and an increased risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In one instance, the blood pressure medications doubled the risk of early AMD.
- Parents might have heard that nearsightedness in children can be slowed by the nonsurgial treatment orthokeratology, or orth-k. However, questions remain about the science behind this - and the potential complications that may outweigh the benefits.
Consumers Digest, February 2015
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- Get to know your family history of eye disease, and keep up with those vision screenings.
- Exercise can prevent eye disease and manage diseases that can steal vision.
- Learn what you should look for in your children and what you should do next.
- You could have eye damage and not know it yet. Learn why controlling your blood sugar is critical to eye health.
- Living EyeSmart >