Eye Health

Computers, Digital Devices and Eye Strain

Staring at your computer screen, smartphone or other digital devices for long periods won’t cause permanent eye damage, but your eyes may feel dry and tired. You may develop blurry vision, fatigue or eye strain. Some people also experience headaches or motion sickness when viewing 3-D, which may indicate that the viewer has a problem with focusing or depth perception. Read More


The Sun, UV Radiation and Your Eyes

Eye medical doctors (ophthalmologists) caution us that too much exposure to UV light raises the risks of eye diseases, including cataractgrowths on the eye, and cancer. Strong exposure to snow reflection can also quickly cause painful damage called snow blindness. Read More


Eye Health in Sports and Recreation

Tens of thousands of sports and recreation-related eye injuries occur each year. The good news is that 90 percent of serious eye injuries are preventable through use of appropriate protective eyewear. The risk of eye injury can vary depending on the activity. Make sure the level of eye protection you or others in your family use is appropriate for the type of activity. Regular eyeglasses do not offer proper eye protection. Read More


Using Eye Makeup

Follow these tips to keep your eyes healthy as well as beautiful. Read More



Eyes may change somewhat during pregnancy due to fluid retention, increased blood volume, hormonal fluctuations and other physical shifts that are part of pregnancy. Usually these changes are temporary and resolve after the baby is born, or after weaning a breast-fed child. Vision changes tend to be minor and don’t require a new eyeglass prescription. LASIK surgery should not be done when a woman is pregnant or breastfeeding. Read More


Eye Health Information for Adults Under 40

While many young adults don’t have to visit their ophthalmologist often, it’s important to know how to take care of your eyes and vision during this part of your life. Learn what’s normal for your eyeswhen to get checked out and how to protect against eye injuries – a major source of eye problems for young adults. Know what to look for and what to do to preserve your eye health. Read More


Eye Health Information for Adults 40 to 60

Many people’s eyes go through significant changes during their middle years. Learn what’s normal for you at this agewhen to get your eyes checked and the best ways to preserve your vision. Know what to look for and what to do have the best eye health in between ages 40 and 60. Read More


Eye Health Information for Adults Over 60

Ophthalmologists have specific recommendations for adults over age 60. Find out what’s normal for your eyes after age 60when to get your eyes checked and what else to watch for. Know what to do to preserve your eye health. Read More


Eye Health for Babies, Children & Teenagers

Babies, children and teenagers have different eye health needs than adults. Some problems, like amblyopia, that can be treated in babies and young children, become irreversible once a child is older. Once a child’s best eyesight is established, it’s crucial to protect their sight from injury, bad habits like smoking or other poor choices. Read More


For additional resources, tips and prevention, please visit the American Academy of Ophthalmology website. The mission of the American Academy of Ophthalmology is to protect sight and empower lives by serving as an advocate for patients and the public, leading ophthalmic education and advancing the profession of ophthalmology.

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