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.
It’s important to have a complete eye exam with your Eye M.D. every year or two after age 65 to check for age-related eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataract and other eye conditions. EyeCare America, a program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, provides free or low-cost eye exams to eligible seniors.