When it comes to ensuring long-term success for your family, there may be nothing more important than eye care.

Eye_CareAfter all, even though most people have five senses, it’s hard to argue that our sense of sight isn’t the most important of them all. We live in a visual world, with signs and messages constantly surrounding us. Often, these visual signs and signals are our only warning of nearby danger.

Unfortunately, even in this century of great medical advancement, eye health problems are a major concern. According to the Center For Disease Control

  • More than 14 million Americans over the age of 12 have eyesight that’s 20/50 or worse, even though most could benefit from glasses.
  • There are over 60 million adults at risk of serious eye problems, but only half regularly visit an optometrist.
  • Approximately 1/4 of all adults with diabetes also report visual impairment.
  • Here in Arizona, more than a third of people are either near- or far-sighted.

When combined with the low rates of health insurance in this country – especially vision insurance – this makes the need for quality, affordable eye care even greater!

In the name of good eye health, we suggest everyone should:

  1. Get a yearly eye exam, even if you don’t think your vision has changed.
  2. If you need corrective lenses, wear them! In some cases, especially with contacts, consistent use will slow down vision problems.
  3. Always wear UVB-protective sunglasses, even if they cost a little more.
  4. Wear safety goggles whenever doing anything with small debris flying around.
  5. Get immediate care if you catch any ocular diseases, such as infections or pink-eye. Left untreated, they can permanently damage your vision.

Your eyes are one of your most important body parts. Practicing good eye care today means a healthier tomorrow for you and your family.