Caring for your vision doesn't begin and end with eyeglasses, contact lenses and corneal modification surgeries like LASIK. There are many other things you can do to maximize and protect the vision you currently have.

Comprehensive eye exams

Comprehensive eye exams by a doctor of optometry are an important part of caring for your eyes, vision, and overall all health.

Low Vision and Vision Rehabilitation

Few people are totally without sight. Most people who are classified as "blind" actually have remaining sight. Thanks to developments in low vision rehabilitation, they can enhance their visual function and improve their quality of life.

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Protecting your eyes at work

Eye injuries in the workplace are very common. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reports that every day about 2,000 U.S. workers sustain job-related eye injuries that require medical treatment. However, safety experts and eye doctors believe the right eye protection can lessen the severity or even prevent 90% of these eye injuries.

Ultraviolet (UV) protection

Most people are aware of how harmful UV radiation is to the skin. However, many may not realize that UV radiation can harm the eyes, and other components of solar radiation can also affect vision.

See the Full Picture of Your Health with an Annual Comprehensive Eye Exam

Did you know a comprehensive eye exam with your doctor of optometry doesn’t just determine if you need eyeglasses or contact lenses? In fact, your doctor also carefully looks at all aspects of your eye health, which can help provide a clearer picture of your overall health. Comprehensive eye exams go well beyond the goal of 20/20 vision.

Corneal Modifications

When the cornea does not have the correct shape and power for clear vision, a doctor of optometry may recommend one of several corneal modification techniques to correct the issue.

Diet and Nutrition

Adding powerful antioxidants to your diet can improve your eye health.

Resources for teachers

The AOA is proud to provide free resources to teachers in support of children's vision and learning.