The CDC along with the National Eye Institute, are encouraging Americans to have a comprehensive, dilated eye exam during the month of May in observation of Healthy Vision Month.
Now is the time to get your eyes checked out as you prepare for all of the fun summer activities.
A dilated eye exam of the retina can help screen for common eye problems. Vision problems aren't just exclusive to adults. Screening is also recommended for preschoolers so that eye problems such as lazy eye, can be caught early and treatment begun. Corrective lenses can also be prescribed if warranted.
In addition to a comprehensive eye exam, other steps can be taken to help preserve your vision. Being aware of your family's eye health history along with eating a diet rich in leafy greens and omegas and maintaining a healthy weight can also benefit ocular health. Protecting your eyes by using protective eyewear when playing sports or doing activities around the home as well as sunglasses when outside are also beneficial in preserving your sight.
Maintaining your eye health benefits your overall health as people with poor eye health are also more likely to suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure and heart problems. VisiVite can be a part of your efforts to maintain your eye health. We offer VisiVite Balanced Ocular Support to help support healthy eyes as well as several AREDS 2 supplements for those who are dealing with macular degeneration.