Next time you step outside to enjoy the summer sun, don’t forget to bring a pair of sunglasses. Most people know that the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays are bad for the skin. But did you know that too much sun on unprotected eyes increases the risk of eye diseases? This summer, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds you that sunglasses are more than a bold fashion statement, they are a smart health choice.
Approximately 25 million Americans have cataracts, which cause cloudy, blurry or dim vision and often develop with advancing age.1 This June, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is observing Cataract Awareness Month by sharing three things everyone should know about the condition and its treatment.
By age 65, one in three Americans will have a vision-impairing eye disease. Many sight-robbing conditions can be effectively treated if detected early enough, in many cases limiting or eliminating the damage to eyesight. During the month of May, El Instituto de Ojos del Dr. Miguel Santiago joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in sharing valuable information about how to take care of your vision.
New research shows that about 30,000 people in the U.S. go to emergency departments each year with sports-related eye injuries, a substantially higher estimate than previously reported. This April during Sports Eye Safety Month, Instituto de Ojos del Dr. Miguel Santiago and the American Academy of Ophthalmology remind the public that the right protective eyewear is the best defense against eye injury.
Protecting your eyes from injury is one of the most basic things you can do to keep your vision healthy throughout your life. You may be somewhat aware of the possible risks of eye injuries, but are you taking the easiest step of all to prevent 90 percent of those injuries: wearing the proper protective eyewear?