Summer Eye Health - Summer 2019

Here are some tips for an eye-healthy summer in the sun:

- Always wear proper UV eye protection

- Do NOT wear contact lenses while swimming

- Wear safety eye wear during yard work activities 

Ocular Allergies - Spring 2019

Here are some tips to help with allergy season:

- Avoid contact with the allergen as much as possible

- Do NOT rub your eyes

- Use cool compresses to help with inflammation

- Try OTC allergy eye drops and eye lid cleaners

How Often to Get Your Eyes Examined

- It is recommended that children get their eyes examined at 6 months, 4 years and at the start of kindergarten. 

- If you have systemic diseases like diabetes or high blood pressure, an annual dilated eye exam is recommended.

- An annual dilated eye exam is also recommended once we turn the age of 55-60 to check for diseases like glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration.