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September is Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month

One in six Americans age 65 and older have a vision impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. The risk of eye disease increases with age, yet many older adults neglect to see an eye doctor for care. To bring attention to taking care of our...

Have a Healthy and Safe Halloween

Have a Healthy and Safe Halloween

Creepy costume lenses might add a spine-tingling thrill to your Halloween costume, but wearing costume contact lenses without a prescription can lead to serious eye infections or permanent vision loss. Decorative lenses are medical devices, not costume jewelry. They...

Take Care of Your Eyes Now For Good Vision Later in Life

Take Care of Your Eyes Now For Good Vision Later in Life

If you're in your 20s or 30s, you probably don't spend much time thinking about your eye health. But this is the exactly the time you should be acting to preserve your vision. Most vision problems are preventable with simple good-health habits. Vision loss is not an...

Celebrate Safely: Fireworks Eye Safety

Celebrate Safely: Fireworks Eye Safety

Americans spend hundreds of millions of dollars annually on consumer fireworks, which cause more than 9,000 injuries a year. With the Fourth of July holiday just a month away, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is reminding the public that fireworks are not toys...

How to Choose the Best Sunglasses

How to Choose the Best Sunglasses

Everyone knows sunglasses make it easier to see on a sunny day, whether out on the road or the water. However, wearing the right sunglasses is also a great defense against ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause short- and long-term eye damage. These are the most...

What’s Your Vision of the Future?

What’s Your Vision of the Future?

Yearly physical? Check. Dentist appointment? Check. But what about your eye health? Most vision problems are preventable; vision loss doesn’t have to be a natural part of getting older. Use these everyday tips to help set yourself up for a lifetime of seeing well. 1....

How Can I Protect My Eyes and Vision at Work?

How Can I Protect My Eyes and Vision at Work?

The personal and economic toll of eye injuries at work is alarming. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 20,000 workplace eye injuries happen each year. Injuries on the job often require one or more missed work days for recovery. In fact, the...

What is Refractive Surgery?

What is Refractive Surgery?

If you have a refractive error, such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism or presbyopia, refractive surgery is a method for correcting or improving your vision. There are various surgical procedures for correcting or adjusting your...

Sports Eye Safety Awareness

Sports Eye Safety Awareness

The Prevent Blindness Organization has dedicated September as Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month. Nearly 6,000 Americans from a sports related eye injury each year. Many of these injuries occur in children and can be easily prevented by wearing the proper eye...

Need To Know: Cataract Surgery

Need To Know: Cataract Surgery

A cataract is a cloudy area in the normally clear lens of the eye. The lens is a tissue located behind the pupil that is responsible for focusing light onto the retina (back of the eye). A cataract usually forms as you get older. As a cataract grows and clouds more of...

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