An estimated 60 million American adults are at high risk for vision loss, according to the Archives of Ophthalmology. Preserve your sight against the most common vision-affecting eye diseases like glaucoma or diabetes by scheduling an annual eye exam.
Winter is here but that doesn’t mean your glasses should go into hibernation. “Whether you’re outside to hit the slopes, make a snow angel, string lights or enjoy a vacation, your eyes still need protection,” says Janelle Routhier, OD, FAAO, FBCLA. “While the winter days may be shorter, the sun’s UV rays can still harm your eyes.”
Eye Facts by the Averages
Considering our eyes are made up of 2 million working parts, there’s a lot of intricate pieces working together to allow us to see the world. Read these interesting vision facts to learn more about your eyes.
By Eric Carlson, OD
We live in a digital world.
More and more I see patients who complain of irritated and tired eyes. And when we talk about the reasons, most times the patients say they are staring at computer screens, smart phones and video game monitors throughout their days. These problems are being experienced by everyone from your kids to senior citizens, whose eyes hurt from looking at computer screens too long.
As the end of year nears, you’re probably focusing on food, family, fun and all the traditions of the season, not your Flexible Spending Account (FSA). Consider this a friendly reminder to spend these funds before they expire on December 31(or check your plan details to see if your fund usage is extended into 2018).You’ve already paid into your FSA and if you don’t use it, you lose it.