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.
The following partners share EyeSmart's goal of reducing eye injuries and improving eye health.
American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Ophthalmology
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
American Ophthalmological Society
The mission of the American Ophthalmological Society is to promote excellence in patient care, education and research, to address essential issues in medicine, and to advance the art and science of ophthalmology.
American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
The American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery exists to promote the interests of osteopathic ophthalmologists and osteopathic otolaryngologists / facial plastic surgeons, to continue to improve their quality of training, education and to advance the practice of osteopathic medicine through a system of quality and cost effective health care measures in the profession.
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
The mission of the ASCRS is to advance the art and science of ophthalmic surgery and the knowledge and skills of ophthalmic surgeons. It does so by providing clinical and practice management education and by working with patients, government, and the medical community to promote the delivery of quality eye care. The society has 10,000 members worldwide.
American Society of Ocular Trauma
The American Society of Ocular Trauma (ASOT) promotes ocular trauma prevention, treatment and rehabilitation through education, research and United States Eye Injury Registry (USEIR) surveillance.
American Society of Retina Specialists
The mission of the American Society of Retina Specialists, the largest professional organization of vitreoretinal specialists in the world, is to provide a collegial open forum, to advance the understanding and treatment of vitreoretinal diseases, and to enhance the ability of its members to provide the highest quality of patient care.
Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology
The mission of the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology is to serve, strengthen, and represent academic departments of ophthalmology; to provide support, information and leadership opportunities to departmental chairs, program directors, and other faculty members; to promote excellence in ophthalmic education; to foster vision research and to promote ethical practice and excellence in eye care in order to ensure the best possible vision for the public. The AUPO website is designed as a resource and forum for departments and divisions of ophthalmology to promote medical education, vision research, and patient care.
An international society to promote knowledge, research and understanding in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery.
National Medical Association, Ophthalmology Section
To be in the forefront of excellence in ophthalmology through:
- Promotion of education and research training initiatives for those of African descent.
- Support of programs dedicated to providing excellence in ophthalmic care and service to all communities.
- Fostering professional collaboration among its members.
Society of Military Ophthalmologists
The purposes of the Society of Military Ophthalmologists are to:
- Bring into one organization the active duty and former or retired ophthalmologists of the U. S. Army, Air Force, Navy, and Public Health Service;
- Further the social and professional contact of military ophthalmologists, and;
- Advance the science and art of ophthalmology in the military services.
Women in Ophthalmology
Women In Ophthalmology, Inc. was founded to enhance and improve the professional environment for women ophthalmologists. We encourage diversity, impartiality, and economic parity, and strive to cultivate new opportunities for leadership, education, and public service in the field of ophthalmology for ourselves and future generations, both nationally and internationally.