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.
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" >