March is Save your Vision Month

It is important to be proactive and protect your eyesight and vision for the future. 

For adults in their 20s and 30s, the eyes are generally healthy as are the other organs in the body. Start protecting your vision now.

 Eat right! Include lots of fruits and vegetables in your diet
 Quit smoking
 Wear sunglasses to protect against harmful ultraviolet radiation.

For adults in their 40s and 50s, you are probably noticing some significant changes in vision, especially close-up. Menopause can increase dry eye symptoms for women.

 Ask family members about eye diseases. Many conditions run in the family
 Invest in accurate and quality reading glasses
 Your general health can have profound effects on your eyes. Be prepared to discuss medications and health conditions with your optometrist

After 60 it is crucial to maintain regular eye examinations. The incidence of many eye diseases increases. Many of these conditions like glaucoma, have no symptoms.

 Schedule annual exams or as recommended.
 Report all changes in general health to the eye doctor. Don’t accept declining vision as just a part of aging.

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