VISION MONTH 2018

 

Did you know?

Most people know the sun’s rays are bad for our skin. But did you know they’re just as bad for our eyes? Sunglasses are a great fashion accessory, but their most important job is to protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. An estimated 20% of cataract cases are caused by extended UV exposure. When purchasing sunglasses, look for ones that block out 99 to 100% of both UVA and UVB radiation, so you can keep your vision sharp and eyes healthy.

Did you know?

We spend more time than ever staring at digital screens – on computers, tablets, TVs, smartphones, and other devices. All that screen time can affect our eyesight. Staring at a screen for long stretches without taking breaks can cause symptoms such as eye fatigue, blurry vision, and dry eyes. Remember the 20/20/20 rule: look away from the screen every 20 minutes, focus on an object at least 20 feet away, for at least 20 seconds.

Did you know?

Doctors of optometry play an essential and ongoing role in ensuring the health of you and your family. They diagnose, treat and help prevent diseases and disorders affecting the eye and visual system. They also assist in identifying general health conditions that are often first detected through an eye exam. From infants to grade-schoolers through to grandparents, Optometrists not only ensure quality of vision and eye health, but quality of life.

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