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.
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.