Eye HealthLifestyle Topics
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.
Download the K Card
Have your LASIK surgeon record your pre- and post-op eye information on a K Card. You will need this for future eye surgery.
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.
Know Your History
Those with a family history of eye disease are at a greater risk for developing eye diseases or conditions themselves.
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.
It’s important to have a complete eye exam with your Eye M.D. every year or two after age 65 to check for age-related eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataract and other eye conditions. EyeCare America, a program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, provides free or low-cost eye exams to eligible seniors.