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


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


Safe Toys and Celebrations Month

December is Safe Toys and Celebration month as observed by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The holiday season can be a hectic time of year.  There’s a lot to think about before the holidays arrive. Make sure safety is always at the forefront of any holiday activities.  This should be the case whether it comes… Read More


Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Did you know that November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month? Diabetic eye disease is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States.  It’s also manageable as long as it’s diagnosed early before any permanent damage occurs. This is why awareness of diabetic eye disease is so important. Keep reading to learn… Read More


Halloween Safety Month

In October, the American Academy of Ophthalmology observes Halloween Safety Month. You may be asking yourself what Halloween has to do with your eye health. There’s actually a very large concern for eye care professionals at Halloween. What is it? Cosmetic or costume contact lenses. Keep reading to learn more about the dangers of these… Read More


September is Healthy Aging Month

This month is Healthy Aging Month. What does aging have to do with your eye health? As it turns out, a lot! One in six Americans over 65 suffer visual impairment beyond refractive errors. This is due to age-related eye conditions. But September isn’t a time just to be aware of age-related eye conditions. It’s… Read More