What about your eyes? April 6, 2017 When it comes to our health, we often visit our doctor or nurse regularly to make sure our bodies are healthy. But what about our eyes? They’re not always top of mind, but they’re just as important. During Healthy Vision Month, held each May, we encourage everyone to make their eye health a priority and informs them about steps they can take to protect their vision: Get a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Live a healthy lifestyle, including eating healthy foods, maintaining a healthy weight, managing chronic conditions, and not smoking. Know your family history. Use protective eye wear. Wear sunglasses. Taking these steps can help prevent vision loss or blindness from many eye diseases and conditions. In addition, comprehensive dilated eye exams can detect problems early, when they’re easier to treat.