Eye-Related Downloads for You
On this page we've created and compiled some useful resources for your eye health and safety. Also take a look at our links to mobile apps related to the eyes and vision. We'll be adding more from time to time, so please visit again.
8 Tips for Healthy Eyes. This fun infographic provides great ideas for you and your family, for keeping your eye health at its peak. Also get copy-and-paste code for sharing the infographic on your own website or blog.
Allergy Capitals 2015. Here's a list of the top 100 worst places in the United States for spring allergies. Do you live in one of these towns? Produced by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. More about eye allergies.
Animal Eyes. This booklet teaches kids the basic concepts of vision and amazing facts about eyes in the animal kingdom. Produced by the Museum of Vision, the booklet can also serve as a curriculum guide for teachers.
Eye Health Checklist for 2015. This handy checklist could help you and your family improve your vision and eye health this year. Also, read the expanded checklist for more information.
Eye-Healthy Desserts for Two. These recipe cards for desserts full of vitamins and antioxidants are from EyecareAmerica, which is the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. More about nutrition for eyes.
Eye Openers: Exploring Optical Illusions. This booklet helps educators teach basic vision concepts, with activities and handouts for kids 11 and older. Produced by the Museum of Vision.
Eye Safety At-a-Glance. This guide to eye safety at work is great for employers and employees alike. Produced by The Vision Council with the American Society of Safety Engineers. More about eye safety.
Fireworks Annual Report for 2014. The Consumer Products Safety Commission has issued its annual report on fireworks-related eye injuries and other accidents that produced emergency room visits. Read the full report for 2014. Also see the fireworks safety information in our "Preventing Eye Injuries" article.
Guy's Guide to Readers. For gals too, this chart from The Vision Council can help you discover which reading power you need. (For accurate results, please print the chart before using.) More about reading glasses.
Hindsight Is 20/20/20: Protect Your Eyes from Digital Devices. The Vision Council released its annual digital eye strain report with explanations of how digital devices are affecting the eyes of kids, Millennials, Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers. The report includes information on blue light as well as digital eye strain causes and prevention tips. More about computer eye strain.
Howard and the Amazing Eye Exam. This cute e-book helps kids prepare for an eye exam and has great illustrations. Join Howard the Hedgehog as he visits the eye doctor and learns about vision tests and eyeglasses. This e-book can be downloaded for free on computers or tablets on Amazon, Google Play and iTunes.
How Smoking Harms Your Vision. Our one-page info sheet describes how smoking is associated with many eye diseases and conditions and can even lead to blindness. Great handout for doctors and teachers, too. More about smoking and its effect on vision.
A Lifetime of UV Eye Protection. Did you celebrate National Sunglasses Day last June? In honor of the day, the Vision Council produced this infographic with makes-you-think info on how and why we need to protect our eyes and our children's eyes from sun exposure. We hope it will inspire you to wear sunglasses whenever you're outdoors!
Living with Low Vision. The National Eye Institute/National Institutes of Health produced this large-print booklet for visually impaired people and their caregivers to learn about resources they can use to live life independently. A DVD is available, too. It contains videos featuring people with low vision.
Pantone Fashion Color Report - Spring 2015. Shopping for new sunglasses or eyeglass frames? This fashion color guide tells you which hues are in for men's and women's apparel, so you can make a good choice for new eyewear to match!
Parents: Are Your Child's Eyes and Learning Ability At Risk? A survey conducted by Think About Your Eyes shows that many American parents don't know about the importance of eye exams. Read interesting survey results and get tips to help keep your child's eyes healthy in this new infographic.
Protection for the Naked Eye: Sunglasses as a Health Necessity. This booklet includes information on how UV light harms eye health and vision, a history of sunglasses, and results from a survey on how many Americans wear sunglasses when outside. And you can compare statistics with those from the 2014 and 2013 reports.
Pink Eye Facts for Parents & Teachers. A one-page guide in English or Spanish offering tips for preventing the spread of pink eye. Makes a great handout for teachers, school nurses and parents. More about pink eye.
Ski Goggles: Features To Look For. Here's a handy ski goggle features checklist that you can print and take with you when you buy your next pair. Also read our "12 Tips for Buying Ski Goggles" for more complete information.
The Sun & Your Eyes. This brochure by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care has information on eye damage from the sun, as well as UV radiation sources you may not know about. It also discusses UV-blocking contact lenses.
UV and Our Nation's Vision. This white paper by Prevent Blindness America and Transitions Optical summarizes a congressional briefing held on the dangers of UV light to our nation's vision. Among other things, it outlines the economic impact of eye diseases related to UV light exposure.
Vision Loss in America: Aging and Low Vision. This report by The Vision Council discusses the impact of vision loss on people, including how it can lead to falls, isolation, depression and poor quality of life. Low vision evaluations, treatments and magnifying devices are also explained. More about low vision.
Vision Plans - Price Comparison Worksheet. Here's another chart to use when comparing vision plans, this time from a price point of view.
Vision Problems in the U.S. The National Eye Institute and Prevent Blindness America have released alarming new statistics on cataracts, glaucoma, myopia, macular degeneration and other vision problems. Or use the searchable database for customized reports.
What Teens and Parents Need To Know About Contact Lenses. This guide answers questions of parents who are considering contact lenses for their kids. Sponsored by CooperVision, a contact lens manufacturer.
Why Smoking Is Bad For Your Eyes: Infographic This infographic on smoking explains the harmful effects on eyes of both smokers and those exposed to second-hand smoke. Please share with the people you care about!
World Report on Disability. This report provides insight into low vision, blindness and other physical and mental disabilities. It is full of interesting facts and recommendations for policy reforms to provide disabled people everywhere with the necessities for a dignified and fulfilling life.
[Page updated June 22, 2015]