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
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
What Can You Do During Healthy Vision Month?
May is Healthy Vision Month, but there are plenty of things you can do to have healthy vision all year long. Your eyes need care in order to continue helping you see the best you can. Older adults especially should be aware of the risk of age-related eye diseases, as many can lead to permanent… Read More
Follow These Recommendations During Sports Eye Safety Month
April is Sports Eye Safety Month, but sports eye safety is important to practice all year long. Whether you’re a professional athlete or just play for fun, it’s essential to always keep safety at the forefront of your mind. It’s also important to emphasize safety to your children if they participate in a sport. Eye… Read More
How to Know if Your Eyes are Safe During Workplace Eye Wellness Month
March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month, making it an excellent time to assess how healthy and safe your eyes are while working. When most people think about eye health in the workplace, the first thing that comes to mind is jobs that require hard hats and safety goggles. It’s true that people who have labor-intensive… Read More
4 Tips to Follow During Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month
In February, the American Academy of Ophthalmology observes Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month. Also called AMD, this eye condition is common in adults over 60. It can cause significant visual problems. As with many age-related eye conditions, it’s essential to understand the disease and know your risk. Most importantly, always have regular eye exams to detect… Read More
Why is January Glaucoma Awareness Month?
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in adults over 60. Despite being a well-known eye condition, it often goes unnoticed because it doesn’t present symptoms in the early stages. The first symptom associated with glaucoma is gradual vision loss, and once you lose vision to glaucoma, it’s irreversible. If you’ve ever heard… Read More
Keep the Family Safe During Safe Toys and Celebrations Month!
The holiday season can be as exciting as it is stressful. There are many things to plan for, from family get-togethers to elaborate meals to, of course, gift-giving. But throughout everything, don’t forget to keep safety in mind. Eye injuries, especially from toys and holiday celebrations, aren’t uncommon this time of year. That’s why the… Read More
Get Aware During Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month!
Did you know that November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month? Millions of Americans live with diabetes. Many people can live long and fulfilling lives by managing their diabetes and staying healthy. But one thing everyone who has diabetes or is at high risk for diabetes should remain aware of is the potential for certain… Read More
4 Tips For Safer Eyes During Halloween Safety Month
For many people, October, and even fall in general, means one thing: Halloween! Halloween pageantry is the event of the season, along with everything that comes with it, from costumes to candy. It’s also a time when there’s an increased number of emergency room visits. Many of these are due to eye injuries. The American… Read More