The 4 Biggest Warning Signs of Cataracts

Cataracts are a vision problem that affects one in every six Americans past the age of 40. But many people are unfamiliar with cataracts and unsure of what warning signs to watch out for. The lens of your eye needs light to pass through it to focus on an object. A...

5 Tips for Choosing Safe Toys this Christmas

Every month, the American Academy of Ophthalmology brings awareness to a different topic surround eye health and safety. And this month, it is all about Christmas gifts! For every ten children who end up in the emergency room with an eye injury, at least one of them...

5 Ways Diabetic Patients Can Protect Their Eyes

The American Academy of Ophthalmology has named November Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Diabetes is a serious disease that puts patients at risk for a number of health problems. Patients with diabetes are more at risk for developing conditions like diabetic...

How to Have a Safe (And Spooky) Halloween

October is here and that means it’s time to start thinking about Halloween. You’ll need to find costumes and buy candy to pass out to the neighbors. And this Halloween we wanted to remind you to put safety first when you are choosing costumes. Some people will...

6 Ways Seniors Can Protect Their Vision

Did you know that one in six Americans over the age of 65 have a vision problem that can’t be fixed with prescription eyewear? Unfortunately, your risk for common eye diseases such as glaucoma or cataracts increases as you age. The American Academy of Ophthalmology is...

4 Common Retinal Conditions

Your eyes are one of your most important assets. They make navigating through life much easier, not to mention they allow you to see some pretty amazing sights. With that in mind, you want to make sure your eyes are in their best possible shape at all times. Knowing...

4 Tips for Firework Safety This Summer

Summer is here which means you are most likely looking forward to barbecues, afternoons spent at the pool, and 4th of July fireworks. Every year, Americans spend millions of dollars on fireworks that will end up causing over 9,000 injuries. With the 4th of July only...

The 5 Habits of People Who Have Healthy Eyes

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 37 million Americans suffer from age-related eye diseases like macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma. All of these have the potential to cause vision loss or even blindness. However, studies have shown that...
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