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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 = Dry Eye?
This fall and winter, when indoor heating is in use, a humidifier or a pan of water on the radiator adds moisture to dry air.
Shield Your Eyes From Allergies?
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
- 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.
- Did you know that avoiding smoking and second hand smoke - or quitting if you are a smoker - are some of the best investments you can make in your long-term eye health?
- If your eyes feel like a sand dune and your vision improves when you blink, you've probably got dry-eye syndrome. This used to be considered a women's thing, caused by hormonal changes at menopause, but thanks to our fondness for staring at screens it's becoming an equal opportunity ailment.
NPR Shots Blog, September 4, 2014
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- In addition to applying antiseptic to the eye, lid and lashes before an eye injection, it is not uncommon for ophthalmologists to prescribe antibiotic eyedrops as well for use before or after eye injections to prevent infections. Makes sense, right? Learn what you should discuss with your ophthalmologist.
- Are you EyeSmart? Learn when to get an exam and what that exam should include.
- 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.
- Learn about simple steps you can take now for a lifetime of eye health.
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