Eye HealthLifestyle Topics
Opening Champagne Bottles
To open the bottle safely, point it away from yourself and from any bystanders. Read more champagne tips.
Holiday Toy Safety
Avoid buying toys with sharp, protruding or projectile parts. Read more toy tips.
Children don't outgrow misaligned eyes. See an ophthalmologist for treatment to preserve your child's good vision.
Preventing Pink Eye
Practicing good hygiene can help prevent the spread of conjunctivitis. Be sure to wash your hands frequently.
Replace the Case
Contact lens cases should be replaced at least every three months to prevent eye infection.
Know Your Eye Care Team
Make sure you are seeing the right eye care provider for your condition or treatment.
Are You Fit at 40?
A baseline eye exam is recommended at age 40, when the signs of disease and change in vision may start to occur.
Eye and vision system development are complete by the time people reach their early 20s and normally remain steady for several decades afterward. Vision correction prescriptions for eyeglasses or contact lenses change only slightly or not at all. As a teenager, your vision may have begun to stabilize; still, if you wear contact lenses, see your eye specialist yearly to make sure your prescription is still right for you. Whenever a problem is suspected, your eyes should be screened for visual acuity and alignment by a pediatrician, family doctor, optometrist, orthoptist or person trained in vision assessment of school-aged children, such as a school nurse. If an alignment problem or other eye health issues is suspected, you should have a comprehensive exam by an Eye M.D.
If you are diabetic or pre-diabetic, you need to have regular eye exams and work with your doctors to control weight and blood sugar as well as blood pressure and cholesterol.