May is Healthy Vision Month

Keeping Your Eyes Healthy: Know your family history

Know your family history

We get our eye color from our parents, but did you know that eye health can be hereditary, too?

Talk to your family members - including parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles - about their eye health history. It’s important to know if anyone has been diagnosed with an eye disease, since many are hereditary. This will help to determine if you are at higher risk for developing an eye disease yourself.