It’s easy to take your eyesight for granted when you don’t have vision problems. Unfortunately, no one is immune from developing eye conditions and diseases in the future.
May is designated Healthy Vision Month by the National Eye Institute to remind you to make your eye health a priority by scheduling a comprehensive eye exam.
Through eye exams, our team can diagnose eye diseases that do not have obvious outward symptoms in the early stages such as cataracts, glaucoma and others. We can also diagnose conditions like age-related macular degeneration (AMD) that slowly robs you of your central vision. The earlier these types of diseases are detected the sooner treatment can be administered to slow the progression of the disease.
Even certain health problems can be identified during eye exams, including high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and more.
More Healthy Vision Tips
In addition to having regular eye exams, incorporate these tips into your daily life to protect your eyesight:
- Using protective eyewear when playing sports
- Wearing 100% UV protection sunglasses to block ultraviolet rays from the sun
- Living a healthy lifestyle (exercising, eating right, maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking)
- Being aware of eye traits in your family tree – eye health can be hereditary