- Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
- Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
- Bacterial Keratitis
- Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
- Detached and Torn Retina
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Dry Eye
- Floaters and Flashes
- Low Vision
- Myopia (Nearsightedness)
- Presbyopia (Aging Eye)
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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.
Eye Health News
- Measles infections can harm the front of back of the eye, possibly causing vision loss or blindness. In fact, one study estimates that measles causes up to 60,000 cases of blindness a year globally.
- A new study shows that high drug cost could be keeping glaucoma patients from taking their medications as prescribed, putting them at risk for irreversible blindness - but generic drugs may help.
- The idea to use lasers to turn brown eyes blue was born in an unlikely place: a dermatologist's office. While the color change isn't immediate, neither are the safety and potential long-term problems.
Discovery, March 12, 2015
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- Learn what you should look for in your children and what you should do next.
- And if you’ve had an eye infection, get rid of eye makeup no matter its age.
- Learn about typical vision changes when you are pregnant and one serious symptom that should have you calling your doctor.
- Living EyeSmart >