Eye HealthLifestyle Topics
Water & Contacts Don’t Mix
To help prevent eye infections, contact lenses should be removed before going swimming or in a hot tub.
Jumping a Battery
Take precautions to prevent eye injury. Never lean over the battery and always wear safety goggles.
Eye Protection Works
Wearing the proper protective eyewear for sports and other activities can help prevent 90% of eye injuries.
It's Not OK to Skip a Day
To control glaucoma, take eye drops exactly as prescribed by your ophthalmologist—your sight depends on it.
Give your Eyes a Break
To prevent computer eyestrain, follow the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
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.
Museum of Vision's Free Curriculum Guides Offer Engaging Teacher Tools for Eye Health and Science Education
As students and teachers head back to the classroom, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and its Museum of Vision invite educators to take advantage of fun, free curriculum to teach children about eye health and the science of vision. The curriculum guides make it easy and fun for teachers to plan their lessons and teach children about their eyes.
The Museum of Vision offers curriculum guides on the following topics:
- Healthy Eyes, Healthy Body will teach children about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle for their whole body, including their eyes. This curriculum was created for Let's Move! Museum & Gardens, a national initiative to teach kids about healthy choices.
- Eye Openers: Exploring Optical Illusions helps educators teach basic concepts of vision. It includes activities and handouts for an engaging learning experience.
- Animal Eyes explores the eyes of the animal kingdom. Children will learn how different animals see the world.
- Art and Vision: Seeing in 3-D helps educators teach basic concepts of vision and visual techniques that create the illusion of depth.
Intended for children age 10 to14, each of the curriculum guides can be downloaded from the Museum of Vision Web site free of charge. Learn more about the Museum of Vision's curriculum guides at museumofvision.org/education.