Eye HealthLifestyle Topics
"No Rub" a No Go
To prevent infection, use the "rub and rinse" method to clean your contacts, even with "no rub" solutions.
Eye Protection at Home
Every household should have at least one pair of ANSI-approved protective eyewear for risky activities.
Blood Sugar and Eye Exams
Control your blood sugar for several days before a routine eye exam to ensure you get a proper prescription for eyeglasses.
Tell Your MDs All Your Rx
If you have glaucoma, tell your Eye MD all medications you take, and tell your other doctors about your glaucoma medication.
Sleep Apnea and Glaucoma
Research shows that those with sleep apnea are more likely to develop glaucoma. Get treated to save your sight.
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.