Make Vision A Focus
North American Precis Syndicate
To protect your vision, see your eye care professional. (NAPS)
(NAPS)—Did you know that more than 23 million American adults have never
had an eye exam? May is Healthy Vision Month—and the National Institutes of
Health's National Eye Institute (NEI) urges all Americans to make vision a
Take steps to protect your vision
today, so you can see the people and things you love for years to come.
Get an eye exam—Since many eye
diseases and conditions have no early symptoms, an eye exam is the best way
to find out how healthy your eyes are and if you are seeing your best. Talk
to your eye care professional about how often you should have an eye exam.
Eat eye-healthy foods—The foods
you eat can help you protect your vision. Eat a variety of fruits and
vegetables—especially dark, leafy greens like spinach, kale, and collard
greens—as well as fish that are high in omega-3 fatty acids, like salmon,
tuna and halibut.
Give your eyes a rest—Spending
a lot of time in front of a computer can tire out your eyes. Remember the
20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look away from your screen and focus on
something that's at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
Know your family's eye health
history—Ask your family members about their eye health. Because most eye
conditions run in the family, knowing your family history can help you tell
if you're at higher risk. If you learn that someone in your family has an eye
disease or diabetes, talk to your eye doctor.
Wear sunglasses—even on cloudy
days! Sunglasses can protect your eyes from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays.
When buying sunglasses, look for ones that block at least 99 percent of both
UVA and UVB radiation.
Don't take your vision for granted—take steps to protect it! To learn
more, check out the Healthy Vision Month website: https://nei.nih.gov/hvm.
"Celebrate #HealthyVisionMonth by making vision a
focus—this month and all year long! Use these #EyeHealth
tips to get started: https://nei.nih.gov/hvm/healthy_eyes http://bit.ly/2KzzWIC"
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