Eye HealthLifestyle Topics
Eye Protection at Home
Every household should have at least one pair of ANSI-approved protective eyewear for risky activities.
Jumping a Battery
Take precautions to prevent eye injury. Never lean over the battery and always wear safety goggles.
Throw out eye makeup after three months to prevent infection. If you get an eye infection, replace makeup immediately.
"No Rub" a No Go
To prevent infection, use the "rub and rinse" method to clean your contacts, even with "no rub" solutions.
Eyelash Extension Dangers
The adhesives used with eyelash extensions can cause swelling, infection and permanent loss of your eyelashes.
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.