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September

September - Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month!

According to a national survey released by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), nearly two out of three American adults report having eye or vision problems. A significant percentage of them, however, fail to seek medical attention in the form of regular, sight-saving eye exams. The observance of Healthy Aging Month in September emphasizes the importance of having regular eye exams to maintain healthy eyes and vision. [1] [Read more…]

Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse

Eye Safety Tips to Experience the Solar Eclipse Without Damaging Your Vision

On August 21, 2017, “In a 70-mile wide band from central Oregon through South Carolina, a total eclipse of the sun will be visible across the entire continental United States for the first time in almost 40 years. The rest of the nation and parts of North and Central America will experience a partial solar eclipse.” [1] During this unique and exciting event, make sure to be prepared with proper eye protection! Without following proper safety precautions, “viewing even the smallest sliver of a crescent sun peeking out from behind the moon is enough to cause irreversible damage to your vision.” [2] [Read more…]

August

August - National Eye Exam Month

August is National Eye Exam Month!

Don’t forget to make comprehensive eye exams a part of your overall health routine! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “about 11 million Americans over age 12 need vision correction—but it’s just one of the reasons to get your eyes examined. Regular eye exams are also an important part of finding eye diseases early and preserving your vision.” [1] [Read more…]

Protect Your Eyes from Sun Damage

UV Protection - Sun Safety Tips for Your Eyes

UV Protection – Sun Safety Tips

As summer days get longer, everyone looks forward to sizzling hot fun in the sun! Giliberti Eye and Laser Center and the American Academy of Ophthalmology wants everyone to remember their eyes when it comes to protecting themselves from damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays! In addition to using sunscreen on your body, take the time to also protect your peepers! [Read more…]

July

July - UV Safety Month

July is UV Safety Month!

Studies show that long-term and excessive exposure to bright sunlight may increase the risk of serious short-term and long-term eye problems. If eyes are exposed to strong sunlight for too long without protection, UV rays can burn the cornea and cause temporary blindness in a matter of hours. Long-term sun exposure has also been linked to an increased risk of cataracts, cancer, and growths on or near the eye. [Read more…]

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