This Month in Eye Health


This Month in Eye Health

Below you’ll find some great articles from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

In Baseball, Eye Safety Often Takes a Hit

For many kids and adults, the return of spring means it’s time to gather up bats, gloves, and helmets and head for the baseball diamond. But too many people forget to include an important piece of gear: protective eyewear. According to the National Eye Institute… Read More →

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Eyelash Extension Facts and Safety

People are going to new lengths to make their eyes look special. Eyelash extensions, professionally applied on natural lashes with a semi-permanent glue, are growing in popularity. Ophthalmologists say this cosmetic treatment can be safe, as long as consumers take precautions to protect themselves. Read More →

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Most contact lens wearers put themselves at risk of infection

According to the CBS News website, a CDC report “finds that the majority of teens and adults who wear contact lenses admit to at least one habit that puts them at risk of infection.” Jennifer Cope, MD, a CDC medical epidemiologist, said in a statement, “Contact lenses are a safe and effective way to correct your vision when they are worn and cared for as recommended. However, adolescents and adults can improve the way they take care of their contact lenses to reduce their risk of serious eye

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How to Safely Watch the Great American Eclipse of 2017

Looking directly at the sun during most parts of an eclipse can permanently damage your vision or blind you. But there are easy ways to view a solar eclipse safely. On Aug. 21, 2017, the entire United States will see a partial eclipse of the sun. Parts of 11 states will experience a total solar eclipse. If you get a chance to see it, make sure to take care of your vision during the eclipse… Read more →

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8 Kitchen Eye Safety Tips

While it’s true that good nutrition is essential for long-term eye health, there can also be a more direct connection between food and eye safety. Make sure you know how to keep your eyes safe in the kitchen before you spend long hours on holiday meals. If you do injure yourself, see your ophthalmologist or go to the emergency room if symptoms — like pain, redness, blurred vision, tearing or feeling like there is something in your eye — don’t go away. Read more →

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October - Halloween Safety Month

To avoid a real-life Halloween horror-story – going blind because of a costume accessory – the American Academy of Ophthalmology is warning the public against wearing costume contact lenses purchased without a prescription. These illegally sold cosmetic lenses may not be sterile and can cause a host of serious eye problems capable of morphing a fun Halloween night into a nightmare. Read More →

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Take Simple Steps to Protect Your Sight

Take Simple Steps to Protect Your Sight Approximately 37 million adults in America have age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, or glaucoma, all of which can cause visual impairment or blindness, according to the National Eye Institute (NEI). However, recent studies show that making healthy choices and getting regular eye exams can help reduce a person’s risk of vision loss. In support of NEI’s Healthy Vision Month in May, Nashville Vision and the American Academy of

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