- Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
- Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
- Bacterial Keratitis
- Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
- Detached and Torn Retina
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Dry Eye
- Floaters and Flashes
- Low Vision
- Myopia (Nearsightedness)
- Presbyopia (Aging Eye)
- More Diseases & Conditions >
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.
Eye Health News
- As few as ten years ago, people with AMD had few options. But today, thanks to advances in treatment, people with AMD are able to keep their sight. For one woman, AMD treatments saved her from total blindness.
- An estimated 2.9 million Americans are living with low vision, which can be caused by age-related eye diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. But today's phone and tablet apps can help!
- What can your eyes reveal about your health? Quite a lot - and some things you can see simply by looking in the mirror. CBS News uses photos to illustrate what you should look out for. (Note that these pictures may make some people uncomfortable.)
CBS News, February 2015
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- Don’t forget to pack your sunglasses, which are essential winter gear for eye health and safety.
- From sleep to exercise and more, get tips to keep aging eyes healthy.
- Do you know the difference between an MD and an OD? Meet ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians — your eye care team members.
- The same diet that helps your heart is probably also good for your eyes.
- Living EyeSmart >