Water & Contacts Don’t Mix
To help prevent eye infections, contact lenses should be removed before going swimming or in a hot tub.
Jumping a Battery
Take precautions to prevent eye injury. Never lean over the battery and always wear safety goggles.
Eye Protection Works
Wearing the proper protective eyewear for sports and other activities can help prevent 90% of eye injuries.
It's Not OK to Skip a Day
To control glaucoma, take eye drops exactly as prescribed by your ophthalmologist—your sight depends on it.
Give your Eyes a Break
To prevent computer eyestrain, follow the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
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.
Recent Eye Health News
- The American Academy of Ophthalmology cautions consumers about the dangers of "eyeball jewelry" implantation, a procedure which originated in Europe 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.
- Read more about the dangers of "eyeball jewelry" >