Healthy Vision Month
Do You See What I See?
Healthy Vision Month is observed each year in May. This is a great time to learn how vision problems can affect you and your loved ones, and what you can do to keep your eyes healthy.
In 2015, approximately 12 million people in the United States had vision impairment, weakening their vision. Women, minority groups, and people with a chronic disease like diabetes are at higher risk for vision impairment. Many people think vision impairment is an unavoidable part of aging, but it doesn’t have to be. Some conditions can be easily corrected with glasses or contact lenses, and some eye diseases can be detected and treated at their very early stages.
Get a comprehensive eye exam from an eye care professional, during which each eye is closely examined for signs of common vision problems and eye diseases. Eye care professionals are the only ones who can really determine if your eyes are healthy.