Eye HealthLifestyle Topics
Protect Your Sight Every Day
Wear a hat and sunglasses year round to prevent UV damage to your eyes.
Block Eye Allergies
Outside when pollen counts are high? Sunglasses or eyeglasses can help prevent pollen from getting in your eyes.
Smoking increases the risk of developing cataracts – quit or avoid smoking to help keep your eyes healthy.
"No Rub" a No Go
To prevent infection, use the "rub and rinse" method to clean your contacts, even with "no rub" solutions.
Don't Look Now
Never look directly at the sun, even when squinting or wearing sunglasses. Doing so can permanently damage your vision.
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.
Museum of Vision's Free Curriculum Guides Offer Engaging Teacher Tools for Eye Health and Science Education
As students and teachers head back to the classroom, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and its Museum of Vision invite educators to take advantage of fun, free curriculum to teach children about eye health and the science of vision. The curriculum guides make it easy and fun for teachers to plan their lessons and teach children about their eyes.
The Museum of Vision offers curriculum guides on the following topics:
- Healthy Eyes, Healthy Body will teach children about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle for their whole body, including their eyes. This curriculum was created for Let's Move! Museum & Gardens, a national initiative to teach kids about healthy choices.
- Eye Openers: Exploring Optical Illusions helps educators teach basic concepts of vision. It includes activities and handouts for an engaging learning experience.
- Animal Eyes explores the eyes of the animal kingdom. Children will learn how different animals see the world.
- Art and Vision: Seeing in 3-D helps educators teach basic concepts of vision and visual techniques that create the illusion of depth.
Intended for children age 10 to14, each of the curriculum guides can be downloaded from the Museum of Vision Web site free of charge. Learn more about the Museum of Vision's curriculum guides at museumofvision.org/education.