May is Healthy Vision Month April 19, 2017 Your eyes are your windows to the world. Learn how to keep them healthy and safe. Find a Doctor of Optometry and book an eye appointment today. Get regular comprehensive dilated eye exams. Getting a dilated eye exam is the only way to catch eye diseases early, because with many, there are no warning signs. Live a healthy lifestyle. Living healthy can lower your risk of eye disease. Know your family history. We get our eye color from our parents, but did you know that eye health can be hereditary, too? Use protective eyewear. Keep your eyes protected when doing chores around the house, playing sports, or on the job. Wear sunglasses. Most people know the sun’s rays are bad for our skin. But did you know they’re just as bad for our eyes?