Each month, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO.org) focuses its national public education and eye health awareness efforts on one or more topics. September is AAO’s Healthy Aging Month. Every week this month we’re reminding our patients to focus on their eye health by reading their excellent articles:
Baseline Eye Exam
Did you know that you should have a baseline comprehensive eye exam at least by age 40? Read AAO’s article here: http://bit.ly/qnaFpz
Finding it harder to read that smartphone up close? Around age 40, most people will start to experience “presbyopia” which literally means “aging eye.” Learn more about what’s happening to your eyes: http://bit.ly/1uGyHIG
Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in people over 60. Read their article at http://bit.ly/18ZVIOu to learn more about the risks. Learn more about glaucoma treatments at North Georgia Eye Clinic.
Retaining Your Independence
Among seniors, vision problems are one of the most significant contributors to loss of independence. Maintain your freedom with these sight-saving habits: http://bit.ly/1stRHJC
Healthy Lives = Healthy Eyes
Eating right, exercising often, and seeing your ophthalmologist regularly will help keep you healthy as you grow older. See how healthy lives = healthy eyes: https://bit.ly/2ISv2bA
Is it time for your comprehensive eye exam? To schedule your appointment, simply give us a call at (770) 534-1711 or contact us online. We look forward to seeing you and partnering with you for a lifetime of healthy eye care!