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Eyes and Vision

Learn about eye and vision health

You rely on your eyes and vision to do most daily activities. Whether you're driving a car or walking, you need clear vision to keep you and those around you safe. And it can be scary when you have vision problems from an infection, an injury, or a disease. Our topics can help you learn what to do when you have problems with your vision. You'll find out how to keep your eyes healthy and your vision clear so you can continue to do the activities you love.

Start learning about your eye and vision health with these topics:

  • Nearsightedness
  • Farsightedness
  • Glaucoma
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Tips for Good Vision
  • Vision Problems: Living With Poor Eyesight
  • Cataracts: Should I Have Surgery?
Health Topics
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Taking Vitamins
  • Amblyopia
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Ducts
  • Burns to the Eye
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cataracts
  • Cataracts in Children
  • Cataracts: Eye Care After Surgery
  • Cataracts: Questions About Surgery
  • Chemical in the Eye
  • Chemical Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Closed-Angle Glaucoma: Medicines to Avoid
  • Cold Packs for Eye Injuries
  • Color Blindness
  • Contact Lens Care
  • Contact Lens Problems: Hypoxia
  • Contact Lens Problems: Infection
  • Contact Lenses
  • Contact Lenses: Dry Eyes
  • Corneal Ring Implants for Nearsightedness
  • Crohn's Disease: Problems Outside the Digestive Tract
  • Dengue Fever
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids
  • Dry Eye Syndrome
  • Eye Anatomy and Function
  • Eye Care Specialists
  • Eye Flushing
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eye Injuries Caused by Ultraviolet (UV) Light
  • Eye Injuries: Blow to the Eye
  • Eye Injury: First Aid for a Black Eye
  • Eye Injury: First Aid for Chemical Burns
  • Eye Injury: First Aid for Heat Burns
  • Eye Injury: First Aid for Minor Cuts
  • Eye Problems and Blood in the Eye
  • Eye Problems in Children: Signs to Look For
  • Eye Problems, Noninjury
  • Eye Problems: Changes in Your Pupils
  • Eye Protection for Work and Sports
  • Eyeglass Prescriptions
  • Eyelid Problems
  • Facial Injuries
  • Facial Problems, Noninjury
  • Farsightedness (Hyperopia)
  • First Aid for a Fishhook Stuck in an Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Screening
  • Glaucoma: Target Eye Pressure
  • Goniotomy for Childhood Glaucoma
  • Gradual Changes in Vision
  • How Diabetes Causes Blindness
  • Hyperthyroidism: Graves' Ophthalmopathy
  • Intraocular Lens (IOL) Implants
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Inflammatory Eye Disease
  • Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) for Farsightedness
  • Laser Iridotomy for Glaucoma
  • Laser Photocoagulation and Cryopexy for Retinal Tears
  • Laser Photocoagulation for Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Laser Photocoagulation for Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Laser Trabeculoplasty for Glaucoma
  • LASIK (Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis) for Nearsightedness
  • Living With More Than One Health Problem
  • Low-Vision Accommodations in Your Home
  • Mitochondrial Diseases
  • Monitoring During Anesthesia
  • Nearsightedness (Myopia)
  • Object in the Eye: First Aid
  • Objects in the Eye
  • Office Ergonomics
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Perimetry Test (Visual Field Testing) for Glaucoma
  • Photodynamic Therapy for Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Pinkeye
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumatic Retinopexy for Retinal Detachment
  • Posterior Vitreous Detachment
  • Presbyopia
  • Pressure Injuries From Scuba Diving
  • PRK and LASEK for Farsightedness
  • PRK, LASEK, and Epi-LASIK for Nearsightedness
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Rosacea
  • Scleral Buckling Surgery for Retinal Detachment
  • Sickle Cell Disease: Preventing Problems and Staying Healthy
  • Sickle Cell Disease: Vision Problems
  • Signs of an Eye Infection
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Styes and Chalazia
  • Sudden Changes in Vision
  • Surgery for Glaucoma and a Cataract
  • Tips for Good Vision
  • Trabeculectomy (Filtration Surgery) for Glaucoma
  • Trabeculotomy for Childhood Glaucoma
  • Tube-Shunt Surgery for Glaucoma
  • Types of Contact Lenses
  • Using Eye Ointment
  • Using Low-Vision Aids at Home
  • Vision Loss Evaluation
  • Vision Screening and Eye Exams for Adults
  • Vision Screening and Eye Exams for Children and Teens
  • Vitrectomy
  • Warm Compresses for Eye Problems
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy After Cataract Surgery
Medical Tests
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scan of the Head and Face
  • Dilated Eye Exam
  • Electronystagmogram (ENG)
  • Electrophysiology Tests for the Eyes
  • Facial X-Ray
  • Gonioscopy
  • Ophthalmoscopy
  • Retinal Imaging
  • Slit Lamp Examination
  • Tonometry
  • Vision Tests
Make a Wise Decision
  • Cataracts: Should I Have Surgery?
  • Healthy Aging: Is It Time to Stop Driving?
  • Nearsightedness: Should I Have Laser Surgery?
Take Action
  • Amblyopia: Wearing an Eye Patch
  • Eye Problems: Using Eyedrops and Eye Ointment
  • Sjögren's: Caring for Yourself at Home
  • Vision Problems: Living With Poor Eyesight

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