Eye HealthLifestyle Topics
Smoking and AMD
Smoking increases the risk of developing macular degeneration—quit smoking to help keep your eyes healthy.
Wait on Cataract Surgery?
An eyeglass prescription change may be all you need to improve your vision with early-stage cataracts.
Protect your sight every day
Wear a hat and sunglasses year round to prevent UV damage to your eyes.
Cozy Home = Dry Eye?
This fall and winter, when indoor heating is in use, a humidifier or a pan of water on the radiator adds moisture to dry air.
Shield Your Eyes From Allergies?
Sunglasses or eyeglasses can help prevent pollen from getting in your eyes.
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.