Eye HealthLifestyle Topics
Eye Protection at Home
Every household should have at least one pair of ANSI-approved protective eyewear for risky activities.
Jumping a Battery
Take precautions to prevent eye injury. Never lean over the battery and always wear safety goggles.
Throw out eye makeup after three months to prevent infection. If you get an eye infection, replace makeup immediately.
"No Rub" a No Go
To prevent infection, use the "rub and rinse" method to clean your contacts, even with "no rub" solutions.
Eyelash Extension Dangers
The adhesives used with eyelash extensions can cause swelling, infection and permanent loss of your eyelashes.
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.