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At UNC Eye, we treat all eye conditions, blending world class care with a hometown touch. The below American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and other external links provide educational resources on parts of the eye and how they enable us to see, as well as useful eye health and eye safety tips on optimizing vision long-term and reducing risk of eye injuries.


The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Eye Smart website provides useful Eye Health and Eye Safety tips and information year-round for optimizing eye health and reducing risk of ocular injury.

Click here to watch videos produced by the National Eye Institute (NEI) that provide practice and prevention tips on maintaining good eye health.


Vision Health Initiative
The CDC’s Vision Health Initiative brings together state and national partners, to strengthen science and develop interventions to improve eye health, reduce vision loss and blindness, and promote the health of people with vision loss.

To virtually “see” through eyes affected by damaging eye diseases, watch the National Eye Institute’s “See What I See” virtual reality videos. Download this virtual reality app at the Google Play or Apple app stores.