- 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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Eye Protection at Home
Every household should have at least one pair of ANSI-approved protective eyewear for risky activities.
Jumping a Battery
Take precautions to prevent eye injury. Never lean over the battery and always wear safety goggles.
Throw out eye makeup after three months to prevent infection. If you get an eye infection, replace makeup immediately.
"No Rub" a No Go
To prevent infection, use the "rub and rinse" method to clean your contacts, even with "no rub" solutions.
Eyelash Extension Dangers
The adhesives used with eyelash extensions can cause swelling, infection and permanent loss of your eyelashes.
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
- Many people start to notice changes in their eyesight that increase as they get older. It's important to know when the changes are a normal part of aging and when they may by symptoms of a sight-stealing eye disease.
- Did you know that avoiding smoking and second hand smoke - or quitting if you are a smoker - are some of the best investments you can make in your long-term eye health?
- 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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- Dry eye is a condition that millions of Americans deal with daily. If you’re one of them, you may wonder whether treatment with punctal plugs could solve the problem. The plugs work by temporarily blocking the tear drainage channel to keep more moisture in the eye. Sounds like a logical solution, and for some patients with serious dry eye, it is. Learn what you should discuss with your ophthalmologist.
- There’s no time to waste during an eye medical emergency. Learn when to get immediate medical help.
- From tracking your eye health to communicating with your Eye M.D., these apps offer solutions that may help you keep your eyes healthy.
- From sleep to exercise and more, get tips to keep aging eyes healthy.
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