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.
Eye and vision system development are complete by the early 20s and normally remain steady through the 30s, although women may experience vision fluctuations during pregnancy. Eyeglass or contact lens prescriptions change only slightly or not at all during this life stage. For this reason, if a person is considering LASIK or other refractive surgery for vision correction, this would be a reasonable time to have the surgery. Like any surgery, LASIK has both benefits and risks. Research your options carefully before making a decision.
People who are diabetic or pre-diabetic need to have regular eye exams and work with their doctors to control weight and blood sugar as well as blood pressure and cholesterol.