DECEMBER: SAFE TOYS AND CELEBRATIONS MONTH

Ophthalmologists have long cautioned against purchasing toys that pose a danger to children’s eyes. We are now adding digital devices to our usual list of BB guns, Nerf guns, and slingshots. That’s because evidence is mounting that too much screen time and not enough...
NOVEMBER: DIABETIC EYE DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH

NOVEMBER: DIABETIC EYE DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH

Diabetes is the leading cause of preventable blindness in the United States among adults age 20-74, and is the fifth most common cause of preventable blindness globally. Among the 30 million Americans with diabetes, about one-third have diabetic retinopathy, the...
OCTOBER-HALLOWEEN EYE SAFETY

OCTOBER-HALLOWEEN EYE SAFETY

If your Halloween plans include scary eyes, beware of costume contact lenses labeled “one size fits all” or “no need to see an eye doctor.” Costume lenses must be prescribed and fitted by an eye care professional, just like regular contact lenses. Otherwise, you may...
SEPTEMBER: HEALTHY EYE AGING MONTH

SEPTEMBER: HEALTHY EYE AGING MONTH

Age-related macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of low vision. Other common contributors include diabetic eye disease, glaucoma and inherited retinal diseases. But there are many simple changes people can make on their own to help them live better:...
AUGUST: CHILDREN’S EYE HEALTH/SAFETY MONTH

AUGUST: CHILDREN’S EYE HEALTH/SAFETY MONTH

Nearsightedness is a Public Health Crisis Nearsightedness has risen dramatically over the last 50 years. If nothing is done to help slow the increase, half the world’s population may be nearsighted by the year 2050. That means much more than a lot of people in...