- 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 Causing Dry Eye?
In winter, when indoor heating is in use, a humidifier or a pan of water on the radiator adds moisture to dry air.
Block Eye Allergies
Outside when pollen counts are high? 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
- One in six Americans age 65 and older has a vision impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. Learn more about how aging affects the eyes - and how to keep your eyes as healthy as possible in this infographic!
- When Jameson Lamb and his friends began lighting fireworks one 4th of July, it all seemed like harmless fun. Little did they know that Jameson would be accidentally shot in the eye with what they thought was an already-extinguished roman candle.
- Can too much studying ruin your eyesight? Maybe. A German study, published online in Ophthalmology, has found that the more education a person has, the greater the likelihood that he will be nearsighted.
The New York Times, July 7, 2014
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- Learn if 3-D movies are bad for your eyes.
- Maybe so, but now is the time to get a baseline eye exam. Learn why early signs of eye disease may not be apparent to you until the damage is significant and irreversible.
- Get tips about price, quality, and important feature considerations.
- Living with low vision is a little bit easier with today’s tablets and other gadgets.
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