The Importance of Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is recognized as Glaucoma Awareness Month by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. But being aware of glaucoma is something you should do all year long, especially if you’re in a high-risk category. Several things can make you high risk. The biggest factor? Your age. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in… Read More


Are You Buying The Right Toys For Safe Toys and Celebrations Month?

December is Safe Toys and Celebrations Month. Due to the winter holidays, many families buy a lot of toys and other gifts for their children. The amount of toys being advertised and sold this time of year makes it more important than ever to be aware of health and safety when it comes to toys…. Read More


4 Tips For Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Every year, the American Academy of Ophthalmology recognizes November as Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Diabetic eye disease is far more common than you may think. In fact, diabetic retinopathy which is the eye disease that’s most closely linked with diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness in adults over 60. Diabetic eye… Read More


Are You Prepared For Halloween Safety Month?

October is Halloween Safety Month. As we prepare for all the fun of Halloween, it’s important to always keep safety in mind. There are many hazards that Halloween activities can hold. One aspect that you may not be thinking about is your eye safety! Every Halloween, people all over the country wind up in the… Read More


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