Approximately 93 million adults in the United States are at high risk for serious vision loss, but only half have visited an eye doctor in the past 12 months.
Healthy Vision Month, established in 2003 by the National Eye Institute, aims to spread awareness and educate people about the risks of ignoring the health of their eyes.
Our doctors at Kellis Eye & Laser Center strongly encourage you to consider the following tips in observance of Healthy Vision Month.
Early detection and timely treatment of eye disease is crucial to saving your vision and keeping your eyes healthy. To prevent eye disease, it’s important to schedule annual eye exams and know your family history, as genetics play a significant role in eye disease. Additionally, you may have a higher risk of some eye diseases if you are overweight or obese, or are African American, Hispanic or Native American.
Prioritizing your overall wellness can go a long way toward keeping your eyes healthy. Healthy habits can decrease your risk of developing diseases or conditions that can lead to vision problems.
Protecting your eyes from harm can be easy. Our doctors urge you to use the following tips to prevent injuries and vision loss.
If you have any questions or concerns about maintaining your eye health, contact your ophthalmologist today to schedule an appointment.