March is Save Your Vision month, aiming to bring awareness for good eye care. Orchestrated by the American Optometric Association to encourage both children and adults to get regular eye exams. Eye strain and damage is more prevalent than ever with the everyday use of computers and smart phones.
We welcome you to stop in and visit Lake Nona Eye Care’s newest office in the Eagle Creek Publix Plaza!
Get your eyes checked.
Most eye conditions don’t have any discomfort or symptoms, which makes regular eye exams extremely important. Our sight isn’t something we should take for granted. The most important way to preserve the health of your eyes is to have routine compressive eye exams by an eye doctor, there is simply no substitute.
Eat Foods Good For Your Vision
One of the best things we can do for our eye is to eat healthy food packed with nutrients. Such as spinach Broccoli, carrots, citrus fruits, and salmon.
Giving your eyes a break: The AOA recommends everyone use the 20-20-20 system to deter eye strain. Every 20 minutes take a 20 second great to look at something 20 feet away. The AOA found in children between the ages of 10 and 17, 83 percent of them use electronic devices over three hours a day, eighty six percent doesn’t take a break every 20 minutes. Research shows exposure to blue light can be harmful to the eyes.
Become a savvy shopper: Though purchasing eyeglasses and contact lenses online may be less expensive and convenient, the AOA warns it could be costing your eyes. Research shows almost half of eyeglasses purchased online either called to meet minimum safety standards or had prescription errors. This could end up being hazardous to your wallet and your eyes.
Your Vision is not worth a shortcut
Catching issues early is an important key to everyone’s long-term vision health. The Vision Team at Lake Nona Eye Care provides a comprehensive eye examination in a positive, relaxed environment for children and adults, ages 5 and up.