Learn common eye-related myths to tell us fact vs. fiction. National Eye Institute (NEI) Healthy Eyes Toolkit helps you promote eye health in your community. Use the tools and resources here to educate others about the importance of eye exams in maintaining good eye health and keeping the eyes safe at work and at play.
NEI offers resources to help children learn about vision and the importance of eye health, including:
- NEI for Kids website
- Sports-related eye safety information
Educational Resources for Children
Healthy Vision Tips
You may have heard that eating carrots is good for eyes. That’s true, but other foods like spinach, kale, salmon, and tuna may be even better. They have vitamins that your eyes need to stay healthy.
First Aid Tips
Do you know what to do if you get sand in your eye? What if someone accidently elbows you in the eye during the game? Here are tips for dealing with some of the most common eye injuries. Remember to act fast and get help from an adult.
Whether you’re on the basketball court, in chemistry class, or sitting by the pool, wearing protective eyewear is the best way to keep your eyes healthy and injury-free. In fact, the majority of eye injuries can be prevented by wearing the right protective eyewear. Check out the list of activities below to see what you need to protect your eyes.
Sports and Your Eyes
Gear up! If you play sports, you know they can be a lot of fun. The last thing you want to do is miss a game, especially if it’s because you’re hurt. That’s why you should always follow the rules and wear the right safety gear.
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