- 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)
- More Diseases & Conditions >
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
- Eye infections can turn serious, but is it always necessary to take antibiotics? Learn about antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the conversation you should have with your doctor.
- 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.
- Scientific American explores the history of contact lenses, from early tests with blown glass in the 1880s to the soft lenses commonly worn today. Learn about dangerous shortcuts in contact lens care and the risks that come with them.
Scientific American Blog, September 23, 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.
- Beware “eye-catching” toys and other eye hazards that children routinely face.
- Don’t forget to pack your sunglasses, which are essential winter gear for eye health and safety.
- Your eyes are changing, ready or not. Discover why in your 40s and 50s it’s time for bigger type, more light and probably reading glasses.
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