- 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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Opening Champagne Bottles
To open the bottle safely, point it away from yourself and from any bystanders. Read more champagne tips.
Holiday Toy Safety
Avoid buying toys with sharp, protruding or projectile parts. Read more toy tips.
Children don't outgrow misaligned eyes. See an ophthalmologist for treatment to preserve your child's good vision.
Preventing Pink Eye
Practicing good hygiene can help prevent the spread of conjunctivitis. Be sure to wash your hands frequently.
Replace the Case
Contact lens cases should be replaced at least every three months to prevent eye infection.
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
- Recent research has found that women who have taken oral contraceptives for more than three years are twice as likely to report a diagnosis of glaucoma compared to women who did not take the drugs.
- American Academy of Ophthalmology cautions consumers about the dangers of "eyeball jewelry" implantation, a procedure that involves the placement of a cosmetic piece of jewelry within the superficial conjunctiva, the thin, filmy membrane that covers the inside of your eyelids and the white part of the eye.
- Premature babies have an increased risk of retinal detachment later in life, according to a large new study. Retinal detachment can lead to vision loss and even blindness unless it is treated with surgery.
U.S. News and World Report, Nov. 13, 2013
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- Learn about simple steps you can take now for a lifetime of eye health.
- Learn what young adults should do now for better vision later.
- Veterans of earlier wars are in or entering life stages when eye disorders are more likely to occur. Find veteran eye care resources.
- Only an ophthalmologist – an eye medical doctor and surgeon – is qualified to provide the full range of eye care, from treating eye diseases with medicine to performing eye surgery to prescribing eyeglasses to correct vision.
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Sun exposure — regardless of season — may increase the risk of developing cataracts, age-related macular degeneration and growths on the eye, including cancer.Learn the hidden risk for skiers and snowboarders >