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.
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.