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Should I Tell My Ophthalmologist About Blurry Vision?

Besides visiting your eye doctor for routine eye exams, one of the most important things you can do to maintain your eye health is to tell them about any vision issues you may be experiencing. Blurry vision is a common vision issue and has many different causes.  Keep reading to learn more about blurry vision […]


Don’t Get Scared During Halloween Safety Month

From toothy jack-o-lanterns glowing on porch steps to groups of costumed children walking the darkened streets, Halloween is one of the most anticipated holidays of the year. It’s a magical night of spooky fun!  To ensure that Halloween is all treats, the American Academy of Ophthalmology has designated October as Halloween Safety Month. Reminding everyone […]


Why It’s Important to Recognize Healthy Aging Month!

For over twenty years, September has been recognized as Healthy Aging Month. By naming this month Healthy Aging Month, The American Academy of Ophthalmology aims to raise awareness about all aspects of maintaining your eye health as you age.  Keep reading to learn why it’s important to recognize Healthy Aging Month! Build Healthy Habits, Like […]


How to Keep Your Child’s Eyes Protected During Children’s Eye and Safety Month 

The American Academy of Ophthalmology has designated August Children’s Eye and Safety Month. As children head back to school this month, it is an excellent time to be reminded of the importance of protecting your child’s vision! Keep reading to learn how to keep your children’s eyes protected during Children’s Eye and Safety Month! 1. […]


What Does Observing UV Safety Month Mean for Your Eyes?

The American Academy of Ophthalmology recognizes July as UV Safety Month. It is an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of the damaging effects of UV light on the eyes. The most apparent signs of UV light damage are often seen on the skin as a bad sunburn, premature aging, or skin cancers. However, UV light […]


8 Questions to Ask Your Eye Doctor at Your Next Eye Exam  

An annual eye exam is an excellent time to learn about the health of your eyes and how you can preserve your vision. Keep reading to learn eight questions to ask your eye doctor at your next eye exam! 1. What Tests Will You Be Performing On My Eyes Today? A comprehensive eye exam includes […]


Why June Is Fireworks Safety and Cataract Awareness Month

June is fireworks safety and cataract awareness month. It is a great time to learn about steps you can take to preserve your vision and the health of your eyes. Keep reading to learn more about fireworks safety and cataracts! What Is Fireworks Safety Month? Fireworks are a traditional and festive part of July 4th […]


What You Need to Know About Healthy Vision Month

May is Healthy Vision Month. Although healthy vision should be on your mind all year long, May is when the American Academy of Ophthalmology brings awareness to the importance of proper eye care. Being aware of eye diseases and your risk is one of the most important ways to maintain your healthy vision. You can […]


Can Taking Accutane Increase the Likelihood of Developing Dry Eyes?

For those who struggle with acne, some types of medication can be beneficial. If you see a dermatologist for chronic acne, they’ll likely give some prescription topical or oral medication. One of these medications, Accutane, is an oral medication often prescribed for severe chronic acne that hasn’t responded to non-prescription and topical treatments. However, this […]


4 Tips to Follow During Sports Eye Safety Month

April is Sports Eye Safety Month. This month can serve as a reminder for athletes and the parents of athletes to consider eye safety during physical activities. Eye injuries are common in many sports, and the vast majority of injuries can be avoided by proper eye protection. Keep reading to learn four tips to follow […]


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