Eye HealthLifestyle Topics
Water & Contacts Don’t Mix
To help prevent eye infections, contact lenses should be removed before going swimming or in a hot tub.
Jumping a Battery
Take precautions to prevent eye injury. Never lean over the battery and always wear safety goggles.
Eye Protection Works
Wearing the proper protective eyewear for sports and other activities can help prevent 90% of eye injuries.
It's Not OK to Skip a Day
To control glaucoma, take eye drops exactly as prescribed by your ophthalmologist—your sight depends on it.
Give your Eyes a Break
To prevent computer eyestrain, follow the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
What Is an Ophthalmologist?
Are You Fit at 40?
A baseline eye exam is recommended at age 40, when the signs of disease and changes in vision may start to occur.
Know Your Risks, Save Your Sight
Losing your vision affects your ability to work, read, drive, see your children or grandchildren grow and countless other activities. That's why maintaining your eye health is a critical component not just of your overall well-being, but of your daily way of life.
The EyeSmart® public awareness program, from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, is your trusted source for accurate, timely and relevant eye health information.
EyeSmart educates the public about the importance of eye health and empowers them to preserve healthy vision. Through EyeSmart, we provide the most trusted and medically accurate information about eye diseases, conditions and injuries. We urge everyone to know their risk factors for these health concerns and to understand how ophthalmologists can help prevent, diagnose and treat eye conditions.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the world's largest association of eye physicians and surgeons, or Eye M.D.s. A key partner is EyeCare America, a public service program from the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In addition, more than 80 state, local and specialty ophthalmology societies provide support.