Eye HealthLifestyle Topics
Avoid Indoor Tanning
Studies show UV exposure from tanning beds can cause eye damage and skin cancer. Not the look you're going for.
Eyelash Extension Dangers
The adhesives used with eyelash extensions can cause swelling, infection and permanent loss of your eyelashes.
Hold the Rib Eye
Don’t put raw meat on a black eye because the bacteria can cause infection. Use a bag of ice or frozen vegetables instead.
High Tech for Low Vision
Today's smartphones, e-readers and tablets offer features that can supplement or replace dedicated low vision tools and devices.
Kids & the Great Outdoors
There is growing evidence that spending more time outdoors may lower the risk of nearsightedness.
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.
Know Your Risks, Save Your Sight
Losing your vision affects your ability to work, read, drive, see your children or grandchildren grow and countless other activities. That's why maintaining your eye health is a critical component not just of your overall well-being, but of your daily way of life.
The EyeSmart® public awareness program, from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, is your trusted source for accurate, timely and relevant eye health information.
EyeSmart educates the public about the importance of eye health and empowers them to preserve healthy vision. Through EyeSmart, we provide the most trusted and medically accurate information about eye diseases, conditions and injuries. We urge everyone to know their risk factors for these health concerns and to understand how ophthalmologists can help prevent, diagnose and treat eye conditions.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the world's largest association of eye physicians and surgeons, or Eye M.D.s. A key partner is EyeCare America, a public service program from the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In addition, more than 80 state, local and specialty ophthalmology societies provide support.