Healthy Vision Month
Whenever we feel a cold or flu coming on, we schedule an appointment to receive the proper treatment and cure ourselves of any sickness. We tend to take care of these issues immediately because they show obvious signs – but what about your eyes? In most cases, the eyes are overlooked because they do not show immediate signs or symptoms. In order to promote visual health and reiterate the importance of annual eye exams, the National Eye Institute-designated May as the official Healthy Vision Month.
At My Eyelab, we care about our customer’s vision health. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of ways in which to protect and keep your vision protected and healthy.
Protecting Your Vision
- Get regular comprehensive dilated eye exams.
- Be aware of your family’s eye health history, to determine if anyone has been diagnosed with an eye disease/condition, as some of these can be hereditary.
- Maintain a healthy diet.
- Wear UV protection eyewear when outdoors.
- If you smoke, quit smoking.
- Wear protective eyewear when playing sports.
- Wash your hands before touching your eyes or removing contact lenses.
Making sure you have visual health not only benefits your eyes, but it also benefits your overall health. People who have poor visual health are more likely to have diabetes, poor hearing, high blood pressure, lower back pain, and strokes, as well as having a higher risk of falling or injury. That’s why it’s important to get an annual comprehensive dilated eye exam.
Has it been some time since your last eye exam? Schedule a comprehensive eye exam at a My Eyelab location near you!