Eye HealthLifestyle Topics
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.
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.