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.
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" >