- 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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Smoking and AMD
Smoking increases the risk of developing macular degeneration—quit smoking to help keep your eyes healthy.
Wait on Cataract Surgery?
An eyeglass prescription change may be all you need to improve your vision with early-stage cataracts.
Protect your sight every day
Wear a hat and sunglasses year round to prevent UV damage to your eyes.
Cozy Home = Dry Eye?
This fall and winter, when indoor heating is in use, a humidifier or a pan of water on the radiator adds moisture to dry air.
Shield Your Eyes From Allergies?
Sunglasses or eyeglasses can help prevent pollen from getting in your eyes.
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
- Among older Americans, visual impairment is one of the most significant contributors to loss of independence; it is also associated with a higher prevalence of chronic health conditions, falls, injuries, depression and social isolation. Here are seven tips to help seniors protect their vision.
- Now that a new school year is starting, be sure you have the facts about conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye, and how to prevent it.
- If your eyes feel like a sand dune and your vision improves when you blink, you've probably got dry-eye syndrome. This used to be considered a women's thing, caused by hormonal changes at menopause, but thanks to our fondness for staring at screens it's becoming an equal opportunity ailment.
NPR Shots Blog, ;September 4, 2014
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- In addition to applying antiseptic to the eye, lid and lashes before an eye injection, it is not uncommon for ophthalmologists to prescribe antibiotic eyedrops as well for use before or after eye injections to prevent infections. Makes sense, right? Learn what you should discuss with your ophthalmologist.
- Exercise can prevent eye disease and manage diseases that can steal vision.
- Learn what young adults should do now for better vision later.
- Know the eye safety dangers in your workplace, eliminate these hazards before starting work, and wear appropriate protective eyewear.
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