Are Eyelash Extensions Safe For My Eyes?

The Catonsville Eye Group does not recommend eyelash extensions.

Read on to learn more about the dangers of eyelash extensions.

Eyelash extensions are now more popular than ever, but what are the risks? Before you book your appointment, read on to learn more about the latest beauty trend. (more…)

Lawn Mowing, Gardening, and Eye Safety

Learn more about the dangers of lawn mowing and gardening, and discover what you can do to avoid common eye injuries.

Learn more about the dangers of lawn mowing and gardening, and discover what you can do to avoid common eye injuries.

For many homeowners, tending to one’s landscape is a relaxing pastime. From mowing the lawn to pulling weeds, it’s always nice to get outside and work to beautify your property. You might know all there is about lawn care, but are you taking the necessary precautions to protect the health of your eyes? Learn more about the dangers of lawn mowing and gardening, and discover what you can do to avoid common eye injuries. (more…)

The Do’s and Don’ts of Firework Safety

Happy Fourth of July! Please celebrate safely.

Happy Fourth of July! Please celebrate safely.

July Fourth is just around the corner, and fireworks will soon illuminate the North American sky. If you’re planning to enjoy a pyrotechnic display with family and friends, ensure that you do so safely. Fireworks are responsible for thousands of injuries each year, and the statistic drastically increases on Independence Day. Discover how you can prevent eye injuries, and read on to learn how you can practice firework safety this summer. (more…)

It’s Summertime! 4 Seasonal Eye Problems to Avoid

Protect your eyes all summer long!

Protect your eyes all summer long!

The first day of summer is a week away, which means it’s time to prepare your eyes for the season. Whether you spend your summer swimming laps at the pool or fishing by the lake, it’s essential to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, chlorine, and more. Discover four ways to maintain the health of your eyes this summer. (more…)

Common Questions and Answers About Cataracts

June is Cataract Awareness Month!

June is Cataract Awareness Month!

Cataracts are one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S., but proper treatment can help decrease a person’s chance of losing their sight. During the month of June, the Academy of Ophthalmology highlights this common eye disease and hopes to bring light to an issue that affects millions of Americans. (more…)

Blue Light: 4 Facts You Need to Know

Learn more about blue light, and discover how you can protect yourself from overexposure.

Learn more about blue light, and discover how you can protect yourself from overexposure.

According to a report published by CNN in 2016, Americans commit over ten hours a day to screen time. Whether you’re writing a report on your desktop or checking Instagram on your smartphone, you’re exposing your eyes to visible blue light. Learn more about blue light, and discover how you can protect your eyes. (more…)

Eye Safety and Memorial Day Weekend

This Memorial Day Weekend, keep safety in mind!

This Memorial Day Weekend, keep safety in mind!

Memorial Day is an opportunity to remember and honor America’s fallen heroes, and many people choose to spend the weekend with family and friends. Whether you’re traveling to the lake or your neighborhood cookout, ensure that you’re taking care of the health of your eyes. Discover how to practice eye safety this weekend and throughout summer!
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4 Ways to Reduce the Risk of Macular Degeneration

Protecting your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays will reduce your risk of multiple eye-related diseases, including macular degeneration.

Protecting your eyes from UV rays will reduce your risk of multiple eye-related diseases, including macular degeneration.

There might not yet be a cure for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but thankfully there are several steps you can take to reduce your risk. Learn how you can start today! (more…)

How To Ensure Your Child’s Eye Safety During Sports Season

April is Sports Eye Safety Month!

April is Sports Eye Safety Month!

Spring is finally here, and Opening Day has come and gone. If you’re a parent to a young athlete, ensuring their safety throughout sports season is of the utmost concern. April is recognized as Sports Eye Safety Month by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Discover four simple ways that you can protect your child’s eyes this season. (more…)

Everything You Need to Know About Astigmatism

Schedule an eye exam today!

Schedule an eye exam today!

Astigmatism is very common, occurring in about one and three people in the United States. It’s characterized as a refractive error in the eye and can lead to blurry vision. Learn more about astigmatism, and discover what you can do to correct it. (more…)