March 1st, 2019

March is National Save Your Vision Month

 

Schedule your next eye exam

Eye care professionals agree that patients should receive an eye exam at least once every two years. If it’s been two or more years since you’ve visited the eye doctor, take the time to schedule your next eye exam today. If you believe your vision or ocular surface health has significantly changed since your last appointment, schedule a follow up to discuss the new symptoms you are experiencing with your eye care professional. Be sure to ask your doctor to discuss the symptoms of dry eye disease and digital eye strain to see if you may be at risk.

Give the screens a rest!

The increasing prevalence of digital screens in our daily lives is having an adverse effect on ocular surface health. Digital Eye Strain is a new condition affecting individuals who spend excessive hours looking at computer monitors, smartphones, televisions, and tablets. Using these devices is known to decrease your blink rate, which causes your tear film layer to begin to evaporate, and results in dry, itchy, strained, tired eyes. If you spend long hours looking at digital screens, be sure to take a break every 20-30 minutes to allow your eyes to rest.

Be aware!

Be proactive in your eye health! For the month of March, take advantage of our offer of free Transitions upgrade or a free polarized clip-on with a full frame and lens purchase. A value of $100!

See an optician for details.