Vision Health and Eye Safety
As we lead busier and busier lives, we may not always take the best care of our vision. When you add in the amount of time we all spend in front computers, tablets and smart phones, getting an annual eye exam can go beyond just getting a new pair of glasses or contacts.
According to American Optometric Association, if you are experiencing symptoms such as eye strain, fatigue, headaches, or even blurry vision, you may be suffering from Computer Vision Syndrome. We never heard of this until now either. To give your eyes a break, follow the “20-20-20” rule: every 20 minutes look at an object 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds.
An annual eye exam may also detect signs of a serious health problem
- Certain types of Cancer
- Heart disease
- High Blood pressure
- Rates effective as of 7/1/2017
- Macular Degeneration
Tips to protect your vision:
- Eating plenty of dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale
- Eating fish that are high in omega-3 fatty acids such as salmon, albacore tuna, and trout.
- Wash your hands before removing your contacts
- Clean your contact lenses to avoid infections
- Wear protective eyewear including sunglasses that block UVA and UVB Radiation
- Wear protective eyewear at work and during sports
Sample Rates for Individual/Family as of 7/1/2017:
Individual + Spouse $24.60
Individual + Child(ren) $37.74