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Learn the Best Eye Protection for Sports During Sports Eye Safety Month

It might be surprising to learn that while tens of thousands of sports-related eye injuries are treated in US emergency rooms every year, most of these injuries could have been prevented with the proper eye protection. To bring attention to the importance of wearing eye protection while playing sports, the American Academy of Ophthalmology has […]

Will I Have to Be Put to Sleep for LASIK?

If you want to permanently correct your vision, LASIK is a great choice! LASIK can correct the most common refractive errors: nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. LASIK is an eye surgery in which lasers are used to access and reshape the cornea. Once the cornea has been reshaped, most LASIK patients are able to live their […]

Tips to Reduce Eye Strain in the Office During Workplace Eye Wellness Month

March is the month that many of the leading organizations promoting healthy vision, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, recognize Workplace Eye Wellness Month. Given how many hours a day most adults spend at their jobs, this recognition is a valuable reminder about the importance of maintaining eye health in the workplace. One of the […]

What Are the Most Common Cornea Conditions?

The cornea is the clear, dome-like structure at the front of your eye. The health and clarity of your cornea are critical to the quality of your vision. While most people take clear sight for granted, there are a number of medical conditions that can impact the cornea and vision. Keep reading to learn the […]

Learn the Most Common Symptoms of Glaucoma During Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma often has no early warning signs, which is why awareness and education about the signs and symptoms, as well as regular eye exams, are so important for early detection and treatment to prevent vision loss. January has been named Glaucoma Awareness Month to help promote understanding of the risk factors, signs, and symptoms of […]

10 Ways to Protect Your Vision During Safe Toys and Celebrations Month

Every year, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds everyone to consider eye health and safety during the holiday season by designating December as Safe Toys and Celebrations Month. Safe Toys and Celebrations Month is an important time learn how to protect your family’s vision, as eye-related accidents and injuries can occur in any season. Keep […]

Prevent Diabetes from Damaging Your Vision During Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Of the approximately thirty million American adults living with diabetes, it is estimated that over seven million are affected by diabetic eye disease. If left untreated, diabetic eye disease can lead to permanent vision impairment or vision loss. Newly diagnosed cases of diabetes in America are rising each year, which is why the American Academy […]

Will Dry Eye Syndrome Make My Eyes Feel Sticky?

Dry eye syndrome is a common eye condition that can cause numerous bothersome symptoms. These symptoms often include redness and a gritty feeling in your eyes. Keep reading to learn if dry eye syndrome will make your eyes feel sticky! What is Dry Eye Syndrome? Dry eye syndrome is an eye condition that occurs when […]

5 Things to Do to Protect Your Eyes During Halloween Safety Month

Start carving your pumpkins: it’s almost time for Halloween! The American Academy of Ophthalmology encourages everyone to have a safe, not scary Halloween by designating October as Halloween Safety Month! As you consider how to keep you and your children safe, don’t forget to think about Halloween eye safety. Keep reading to learn five things […]

Learn The Best Ways to Take Care of Your Eyes During Healthy Aging Month

This September, take a moment to consider the health of your eyes as we acknowledge Healthy Aging Month! Your eyes often are the first part of your body to show signs of aging. Learning about the best ways to keep them healthy as you age is a smart way to protect your clear vision. Keep […]

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