Make your eye health a priority during Healthy Vision Month! Do you remember when you had your last eye exam? If the answer is “no”, it’s time to call your eye doctor and get a check-up.
Experts estimate that as many as 37 million adults in the United States suffer from macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, or glaucoma; all of these can affect vision, causing impairment or blindness. How can you celebrate Healthy Vision Month? Get an eye exam, and encourage your friends and family to do the same.
Make Healthy Choices
Making simple, healthy choices can help you keep your eyes safe and healthy. Eating a healthy diet rich in eye-friendly nutrients like Vitamins C and E, lutein (leafy greens, eggs), and zinc. Quit smoking, and manage chronic conditions—such as diabetes, MS, and hypertension—to prevent eye problems from occurring.
Think About Eye Safety
When you are enjoying sports and other recreational activities, don’t forget to wear proper eye protection. Regular eyeglasses or sunglasses aren’t enough! Shop for protective sports eyewear to keep your eyes safe while you enjoy your favorite hobbies and activities.
Maintain Eye Health with Regular Exams
Know your family’s health history, and see your eye doctor for regular check-ups. A comprehensive dilated eye exam can detect eye disease in early stages, including diseases like glaucoma or diabetic eye diseases that often present no warning symptoms at all.
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