- 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
- Low vision can interfere with a person's ability to perform everyday tasks and is often caused by eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration. Often this can cause depression, but researchers have found that combining psychological therapy and low vision rehabilitation can help.
- Americans spend billions of dollars each year on vitamins, including eye vitamins. But according to research, not all of these products have the ingredients and dosages that have been proven effective in clinical trials.
- In the midst of the current resurgence of measles across the United States, many people may still believe it's a harmless, transient disease. But experts warn that even before the telltale skin rash appears, measles can trigger long-term vision problems and even blindness.
U.S. News & World Report, February 20, 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.
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