The National Eye Institute has observed Healthy Vision Month every May since 2003. Approximately 36 million adults in the United States have a serious eye disease, such as age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, or glaucoma. All of these diseases can cause significant vision impairment or even blindness. The risks of these eye illnesses can be reduced, however, by making healthy choices and getting regular eye exams.
Many of us get our annual physical and biannual dental visits, but our yearly eye exam often falls to the wayside. Taking care of your vision is so important, and Healthy Vision Month can be a great reminder to schedule your exam. There are many easy ways to protect your eyes during your late twenties and early thirties that will also benefit your overall health.
Here are 5 practical ways to re-focus yourself on taking care of your eyes: