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Healthy Vision Month
The National Eye Institute has declared that May is Healthy Vision Month and stresses the importance of a comprehensive dilated eye exam in maintaining healthy vision.
According to the National Eye Institute, "millions of people living in the United States have undetected vision problems, eye diseases and conditions." Healthy Vision Month is designed to elevate vision as a health priority for the nation by promoting the importance of early detection and treatment, as well as the use of proper eye safety practices, in preventing vision loss and blindness.
One of the most important things people can do to protect their vision is to schedule a comprehensive dilated eye exam. In this painless procedure, an eye care professional examines the eyes to look for common vision problems and eye diseases, many of which have no early warning signs. A comprehensive dilated eye exam can detect eye diseases and conditions in their early stages, before vision loss occurs. Early detection and treatment can help to save your sight.
Diet plays an important role in keeping your vision healthy, along with following these key tips: Healthy eyes, long term.
The aim of Healthy Vision Month is education for early detection and treatment of vision problems, eye diseases and conditions, with the goal to prevent future vision loss and even blindness. Early detection can help save your sight.
For more information see your eye care professional or visit the National Eye Institute.
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