The Magnificent Eyes
A Window to Your Soul...and Your Overall Health!
You may be surprised to learn that your yearly eye exam is important for your eyes and for your overall health. Optometrists are often first to detect signs of serious health issues, such as Diabetes, a brain tumor, high cholesterol, hypertension and Multiple Sclerosis - more than 30 conditions show symptoms in the eye! Schedule your yearly exam today!
Tips for Healthy Vision
While not all eye diseases can be prevented, there are simple steps you can take to help keep your eyes healthy now and reduce your chance of vision loss in the future.
1. Yearly Eye Exam
2. Wear UVA/UVB Sunglasses
3. Know Your Family's Eye Health History
4. Eat Right To Protect Your Sight
5. Maintain a Healthy Weight
6. Don't Ever Smoke or Quit
7. Follow the 20/20/20 Rule
8. Wear Protective Eyewear - sports, activities
9. Clean Your Hands & Contact Lenses Properly
10. Practice Workplace Eye Safety
Longer Days = More Sun = More UV Exposure
Everyone Needs Sunglasses
Preventing UV exposure is important at every age as the damage it causes is cumulative and cannot be reversed. It is estimated that 65% of adults are unaware of the link between UV exposure and serious eye diseases, such as cataracts and macular degeneration.
Highlighted below are alarming statistics reported in The Vision Council's 2015 UV Protection Report:
- 1 in 3 parents of children under 13 report their kids rarely or never wear sunglasses
- 1 in 4 adults rarely or never wear sunglasses when going outside
- up to 1 in 5 of all cataract cases are attributable to UV radiation and are preventable
- 1 in 10 skin cancers are found on the eyelid