Why Is Healthy Aging Month Important For All Ages?

September is Healthy Aging Month. This is the perfect time for organizations to promote awareness around age-related conditions. It’s also a good time to discuss how to prevent and manage them. Some of the most common age-related conditions are eye diseases like glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy. While many eye conditions are common among older patients,… Read More


Why We Observe Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

August is Children’s Eye and Safety Month, as observed by the American Academy of Ophthalmology along with other health organizations. As your children prepare to head back to school, it’s important to keep their eye health in mind. There are four big reasons why we promote children’s eye health and safety both this month and… Read More


Be Safe During UV Safety Month

July is UV Safety Month, and what better time to be aware of ways to protect yourself from harmful UV radiation? The summer comes with beautiful, sunny weather and it’s a great time to spend hours out in the sun. But when you go out, you need to take precautions. Keep reading to learn more… Read More


Are You Aware of Cataracts This June?

June is Cataract Awareness month, as recognized by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. While you may be aware of the general existence of cataracts, you may not know what exactly they are and what having them means. Many people associate cataracts with old age. In actuality, being 40 or older puts you at high risk… Read More


May Is Healthy Vision Month

In May, the National Eye Institute usually organizes Healthy Vision Month. May is the perfect time of year to raise awareness about healthy practices when it comes to eye care. It’s the end of spring and almost the start of summer. It’s also a time when people spend more time outdoors and in the sun…. Read More


Sports Eye Safety Month

April is Sports Eye Safety Month as recognized by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Sports safety is important to prevent a variety of injuries. Protecting your eyes can often go overlooked. Eye injuries are actually pretty common in sports, especially among children and adolescents. This makes it especially important to make sure that your child… Read More


March Is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month. When you think about your eye health, you may not think of how you treat your eyes at work. You know to wear sunglasses when you’re outside, but how do you protect your eyes if you work indoors? There are a few things to consider, but most concerns come… Read More


Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month. AMD is a common age-related eye condition where the macula, which is the center of the retina, becomes damaged. As the macula deteriorates, so does the patient’s central vision. Left unmanaged, AMD can completely destroy your central vision. This is why it’s important to spot the condition early…. Read More


Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. In the United States, glaucoma is the number one cause of permanent blindness. Chances are, you may have a friend or relative who suffers from or who is at risk for glaucoma. Unlike other age-related conditions, like cataracts, vision loss from glaucoma is irreversible. The early symptoms of glaucoma are… Read More