Your vision is important. Anyone with vision problems, can attest. National Save Your Vision Month designates the month of March to promote eye health. This year, the American Optometric Association is promoting awareness around digital eyestrain and the importance of receiving regular, comprehensive eye exams from a doctor of optometry. The AOA's campaign will focus specifically on blue light's impact on overall health. According to 2016 AOA Eye-Q survey data, the average American spends seven hours per day using digital devices. Overexposure to blue light due to smartphones, tablets and other technology use for extended periods of time can cause vision damage, sleep problems and more. By analyzing data, research and trends, this campaign will provide tips on preventing digital eye strain while at home or work. Save your vision. Get your eye exam. And talk to your doctor about health related items that affect your vision.
January starts off the year by recognizing the importance of eye care all month long. Get a kickstart on the New Year by taking care of your eyes. Your eyes help you see the world and without proper eye care, you run the risk of decreased vision and disease. A lot can happen since the last time you had your eyes checked. By having an annual eye exam, you are giving yourself enough time for your Ophthalmologist to detect any deformities early on in their development. Addressing eye health issues before they progress and become more sever is always a good idea, as treating them early will minimize damage to your eyes and vision. Even if you have perfect vision, having an eye exam once a year will help you save your vision for the future. Many people start losing their vision gradually, without noticing its effects. The longer you go without an eye exam, the harder it will be for your ophthalmologist to correct the vision loss. Although we are a family practice and do not have on staff optometrists and ophthalmologists, we feel that eye exams are very important, so get your annual eye exam today.