- 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 increases the risk of developing cataracts – quit or avoid smoking to help keep your eyes healthy.
Know Your History
Those with a family history of eye disease are at a greater risk for developing eye diseases or conditions themselves.
Water & Contacts Don’t Mix
To help prevent eye infections, contact lenses should be removed before going swimming or in a hot tub.
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.
Know Your Eye Care Team
Make sure you are seeing the right eye care provider for your condition or treatment.
Are You Fit at 40?
A baseline eye exam is recommended at age 40, when the signs of disease and change in vision may start to occur.
Eye Health News
- While it is commonly known that blindness and vision problems increase rapidly with age, especially in adults over age 65, many people may be unaware that vision loss is also associated with higher prevalence of chronic health conditions, falls, injuries, depression and social isolation. With these facts in mind, seniors are urged to have a comprehensive eye exam, especially if they have not had one in the last two years.
- Not smoking is one of the best investments you can make in your long-term eye health. Learn why smoking puts people at risk for serious vision loss from eye disease.
- Floaters are clumps of cells moving inside the gel-like fluid in the eye called the vitreous, explains Dr. Abdhish Bhavsar, a clinical spokesman for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. They can sometimes be a sign of something serious.
Chicago Tribune, May 9, 2013
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Are you at risk for vision loss and not know it? Adults with no symptoms or risk factors for eye disease should get a baseline eye disease screening at age 40 — the time when early signs of disease and changes in vision may start to occur.Learn why you need a baseline eye exam at 40 >