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May is Healthy Vision Month! Catch eye disease before it blindsides you!

Article from the National Eye Institute

http://www.nei.nih.gov/healthyeyes/

Healthy Eyes

Having a comprehensive dilated eye exam is one of the best things you can do to make sure that you're seeing the best you can and that you're keeping your eyes healthy.

Millions of people have problems with their vision every year. Some of these problems can cause permanent vision loss and even blindness, while others are common problems that can be easily corrected with glasses or contact lenses.

What is a comprehensive dilated eye exam?
A comprehensive dilated eye exam is a painless procedure in which an eye care professional examines your eyes to look for common vision problems and eye diseases, many of which have no early warning signs. Regular comprehensive eye exams can help you protect your sight and make sure that you are seeing your best. Read more.

What are common vision problems?
Some of the most common vision problems are uncorrected refractive errors. These include myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism, and presbyopia. Read more.

What are age-related eye diseases and conditions?
As you age, you are at higher risk of developing age-related eye diseases and conditions. These include: age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, low vision and dry eye. Read more.

What can I do to keep my eyes healthy?
Read these tips for keeping your eyes healthy and your vision at its best. Read more.


 

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