Why do we often search our symptoms on the internet?

I am sure at some point you have typed in your symptoms online to “self diagnose.”  Sometimes we are worried about what might be wrong and just need some reassurance.  The AAO (American Academy of Ophthalmology) has a website with great information about common eye conditions and diseases.  We highly recommend their EyeSmart website for any conditions you may have questions about.  It is ultimately best to consult with your physician, but if you want a trusted source online for general information, then the AAO is the way to go.