Keep Everyone in the Family Happy During Safe Toys and Celebrations Month

You want your kids and teens happy, but you also want to keep them safe. And with roughly one in ten children’s eye injuries that end up in the emergency room caused by toys, this is something to consider as you shop for gifts for the kids in your life.   In support of Safe Toys… Read More

Why We Need to Observe Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Every time someone with diabetes checks their blood sugar to ensure that it is in the normal range, they are also protecting their eyesight. Uncontrolled blood sugar can harm a number of organs in the body, including the eyes.  The American Academy of Ophthalmology encourages people with diabetes to take proactive steps to protect their… Read More

It’s About More Than Costumes During Halloween Safety Month

Halloween can be a fun time for people of all ages! Maybe you don’t eat candy, but dressing up is always fun. Halloween is a great excuse for adults to put on costumes, wigs, and makeup to try out a different look. But sometimes cosmetic changes, even if temporary, can cause permanent damage to your… Read More

Follow These 8 Suggestions During Healthy Aging Month

The eyes provide insight into your overall wellness and reveal health problems that might otherwise be overlooked. The American Academy of Ophthalmology celebrates Healthy Aging Month in September. Keep reading to learn eight suggestions to follow during Healthy Aging Month! 1. Schedule an Annual Eye Exam Routine eye exams are essential for maintaining the health… Read More

Why Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month is So Crucial

Protecting your vision and your child’s vision should always be a priority. August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology has information to help you and your child experience clear vision for years to come. Even if you’re thinking about starting a family, it’s never too early to begin…. Read More

What Can You Do For Happy, Healthy Eyes This UV Safety Month?

July is UV Safety Month. The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the world’s largest association of eye doctors and surgeons. This month and every month, the AAO wants you to do all you can to preserve your eyesight. July is a great time to take these six steps to protect your eyes from the sun’s… Read More

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12 Instructions to Follow During Fireworks Eye Safety and Cataract Awareness Month

June means summer. School’s out, and warm weather promises new adventures!  According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, June is also Fireworks Eye Safety and Cataract Awareness Month. As you plan your Fourth of July celebrations, use this list to maintain your visual independence.  Take charge of your eye health, from fireworks injury prevention to… Read More