Eye HealthLifestyle Topics
Opening Champagne Bottles
To open the bottle safely, point it away from yourself and from any bystanders. Read more champagne tips.
Holiday Toy Safety
Avoid buying toys with sharp, protruding or projectile parts. Read more toy tips.
Children don't outgrow misaligned eyes. See an ophthalmologist for treatment to preserve your child's good vision.
Preventing Pink Eye
Practicing good hygiene can help prevent the spread of conjunctivitis. Be sure to wash your hands frequently.
Replace the Case
Contact lens cases should be replaced at least every three months to prevent eye infection.
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.
When your eyes are in someone’s hands, their expertise matters. In this video from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Eye M.D.s discuss their passion for this medical specialty and the exciting new developments that mean better care for patients and an improved outlook for those with certain eye diseases.
In as little as five years, treatment options for eye diseases like macular degeneration have changed dramatically, providing new hope for patients. “The future of ophthalmology is really exciting,” says ophthalmologist Richard Abbott, MD. That’s good news for patients.