August 26, 2022

Vanderbilt experts offer tips for good eye health

Vanderbilt experts offer tips for good vision health during Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month.


Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt’s canine companion facility dog, Squid, is teaming up with the pediatric ophthalmologists at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute during Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month to offer some tips for good eye health:

  1. Protect your eyes from trauma: wear protective goggles when using power tools, hammering metal, trimming weed or using chemicals that can irritate the eyes.
  2. Wash your hands before touching your face or your eyes. Don’t rub your eyes if you feel something in them.
  3. Keep sunscreen away from the eyelids and eyes.
  4. Create safe work habits: hold pointed or sharp objects down and away from your eyes, and don’t run while carrying them.
  5. Play safe: always wear protective goggles when around fireworks, BB or airsoft guns, or when playing paintball games.
  6. Get appropriate eye care: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends vision screening by the PCP for children at yearly well-child visits.