Bringing Eye Health into Focus in 2020
The Harris Poll recently conducted a survey on behalf of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) to assess knowledge of visual health. The results were eye-opening….
How Science Says Wearing Sunglasses Impacts Your Eyes
When most people think about sun-related damage, they probably worry about their skin. But the sun’s ultraviolet rays also pose a threat to a person’s eyes. According to a 2014 study…
Take Care of Your Eyes Now For Good Vision In Later Life
If you’re in your 20s or 30s, you probably don’t spend much time thinking about your eye health. But this is exactly the time you should be acting to preserve your vision. Most vision problems are preventable with simple good-health habits…
Latisse (Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution)
Latisse is the brand name for bimatoprost ophthalmic solution, a prescription drug used for cosmetic purposes. This solution is dabbed on the upper eyelash line to enhance eyelash appearance over time, making them grow longer, thicker and darker…
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…
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.
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 infections.”
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…
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.
Why We Dilate Your Eyes
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 →
Cataracts and Eye Health
Dr. Rebecca Taylor from Nashville Vision Associates discusses Cataracts – what they are, how they’re detected and treated, and overall eye health.
Floaters in the Eye
What causes floaters in the eye? Our own Dr. Rebecca Taylor shares her answer with the New York Times. Read the article →
7 Things Eye Doctors Wish You Knew
There’s a lot you can do now to keep your eyes healthy for years to come. Dr.Taylor talks to Redbook. Read the article →
Makeup and Your Eyes
Dr.Taylor tells Huffington post why sharing makeup is risky business. Read the article →
Sleeping in your Contacts?
Dr. Taylor tells Huffington Post what sleeping in your lenses can do to your eyes. Read the article →
The Dangers of Eyelash Extensions
Dr. Taylor talks with Women’s Health Magazine about the dangers of eyelash extensions in the growing age of aesthetic props. View Article →
The Academy of Ophthalmology also speaks on the dangers. View Article →.
Dr. Taylor talks with MONEY magazine about how Eye Exams can save you money.