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Men’s Eye Health

This week marks the celebration of some spectacular events this month and week. During June, Celebrated is Men’s Health Month hosted by Men’s Health Network since 1992. It is the perfect time to celebrate Men’s Health Month because we also celebrate Father’s Day on June 20, 2021. This month is about encouraging yourself and the… Read More


What is a Detached Retina?

What is a Detached Retina?  According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a detached retina is when the retina lifts away from the back of the eye, like wallpaper peeling off the wall.  Symptoms of a Detached Retina in Detail When the retina is detached from the back wall of the eye, it is separated from its… Read More


Cataract Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness has declared the month of June as Cataract Awareness Month. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly 25.7 million Americans over 40 have cataracts, and the number will likely increase to 45.6 million by 2050. In support of Cataract Awareness Month, we offer a few tips for those diagnosed with cataracts as… Read More


How To Handle An Eye Emergency

Whether we are playing a sport, cleaning the house using chemical agents, or just opening a bottle of champagne to celebrate a special moment in life – every day, our eyes are exposed to many dangers. The curved shape of the eye protects the eye, and it can also be the target of trauma. All… Read More


Fireworks Safety Tips to Prevent Eye Injuries

Did you know that fireworks cause 2,000 eye injuries every year? According to a  new study published in JAMA Ophthalmology, during the 19-year study period, fireworks caused more than 34,000 ocular injuries, and the most common injury was ocular burn. We are on the heels of the official summer celebrations approaching, with Memorial Day as the… Read More


May is Ultraviolet Awareness Month

Summer is almost here, and while the sun will be shining bright, it is a golden time to highlight UltraViolet Awareness month. Prevent Blindness America sponsors Ultraviolet Awareness month in May to increase awareness of how UV rays can damage your eyes and hurt your vision.  We all love to take in those warm summer… Read More


What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

What Is Diabetic Retinopathy?   According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease that affects people with diabetes. Diabetic Retinopathy is when high blood sugar levels cause damage to blood vessels in the retina. These blood vessels can swell and leak. Or they can close, stopping blood from passing through. Sometimes abnormal… Read More


A Clear View of Ocular Migraines

What Is An Ocular Migraine?  An ocular migraine is a rare condition characterized by temporary vision loss or even temporary blindness in one eye. Ocular migraines are caused by reduced blood flow or spasms of blood vessels in the retina or behind the eye. In an ocular migraine, vision in the affected eye generally returns… Read More


April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness has designated April as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month to educate women about the steps they can take today to help preserve vision in the future. More women than men have an eye disease, including age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma. According to the Prevent Blindness study, The Future of Vision:… Read More


April is Sports Eye Safety Month

Spring has Sprung, which begins the perfect time for sports and outdoor game time. April is National Sports Eye Safety Month is a reminder initiated by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) to raise awareness about preventing sports-related eye injuries. Prevention is the key, and sport-specific eye protection can save your vision. Eye protection during… Read More


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