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Avoid Indoor Tanning
Studies show UV exposure from tanning beds can cause eye damage and skin cancer. Not the look you're going for.
Eyelash Extension Dangers
The adhesives used with eyelash extensions can cause swelling, infection and permanent loss of your eyelashes.
Hold the Rib Eye
Don’t put raw meat on a black eye because the bacteria can cause infection. Use a bag of ice or frozen vegetables instead.
High Tech for Low Vision
Today's smartphones, e-readers and tablets offer features that can supplement or replace dedicated low vision tools and devices.
Kids & the Great Outdoors
There is growing evidence that spending more time outdoors may lower the risk of nearsightedness.
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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
- Don't get burned this Fourth of July by fireworks. They can be dangerous! Find out just how much from this infographic, which also includes tips on how to keep your eyes safe this Independence Day.
- More than half of college graduates have myopia, or nearsightedness, researchers found, compared to a third of people who finished high school. Among people who never progressed to high school, only a quarter were myopic.
- After helping nearly 1.8 million people, EyeCare America, a public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, continues to match eligible seniors in need with volunteer ophthalmologists who provide a medical eye exam - and up to one year of care - at no out-of-pocket cost to the patient.
Philly.com, July 7, 2014
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- Learn about some of the more common childhood eye conditions.
- From sleep to exercise and more, get tips to keep aging eyes healthy.
- Imaging tests are probably not necessary if you don't have symptoms of eye disease and your eye exam does not reveal significant signs of disease.
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