May is Healthy Vision Month! Your eyes take care of you every day by guiding you through the world and letting you experience its beauty to the fullest. This is the perfect time to return the favor and ensure you are taking care of your eyes and your vision just as you would the rest of your body.
Looking for ways to celebrate your eyes and keep them in top shape? We have some ideas!
Schedule a Comprehensive Eye Exam to Check for Common Vision Issues
The best thing you can do for your eyes during Healthy Vision Month is to schedule a comprehensive eye exam. This is especially true if you haven’t had one for a while. Comprehensive eye exams do more than tell you the strength of glasses you need. They also help your eye care professional spot health problems that may affect your vision.
Eye exams allow your vision specialist to check on the health of your eyes. This can give you early warning for many vision issues, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts. The sooner you know about these issues, the more likely they can be treated.
Learn New Ways to Protect Your Vision
Taking good care of your vision is an all-year task, but you can get started on improving your eye health this month! Simple changes such as an improved diet or a fashionable new pair of sunglasses can go a long way towards improving your healthy vision!
- Eat a healthy diet. Add fish that’s high in omega-3 fatty acid, such as trout, halibut, albacore tuna, and salmon, to your meal plan, along with dark, leafy greens like spinach or kale. This does double duty with the next point…
- A healthy weight helps your eyes, too. Pairing a good diet with exercise is a wonderful way to manage chronic health conditions that may threaten your eyes. It’s also great for your well-being!
- Stop smoking. This can help you cut down your chances of cataracts and macular degeneration. It’s also great for your whole body!
- Wear sunglasses. The Arizona sun can damage your eyes. Wear UV-blocking sunglasses to make a fashion statement and protect your vision!
Valley Eyecare Center is Celebrating Healthy Vision Month Every Month!
At Valley Eyecare Center, we’re celebrating Healthy Vision Month every month of the year! Contact us online, or call us at (602) 955-2700 to make an appointment.