March is Save Your Vision Month

By Mid-Coast Optical | Mar 06, 2014
Photo by: The Vision Council


The nature of how you use your eyes everyday has changed dramatically. Every minute you are awake, your eyes are working, sometimes overtime. Digital eye strain, the temporary discomfort that follows two or more hours of digital device use, is an issue that has grown rapidly over the years and will continue to grow as technology advances. Although the benefits of technology are limitless, there may be repercussions to your healthy vision. This is why, for “Save Your Vision Month,” we want to arm you with these helpful nuggets.

Things like digital eye strain, UV exposure and poor nutrition can all have a serious effect on the health and comfort of your eyes. Scheduling a comprehensive exam with your eye care provider is the first step towards protecting the health of your eyes. Your eyes are a vital part of your body and it’s important to visit your eye doctor to keep them in working order! Adults need visits to maintain ocular health and to check for early signs of eye disease; children need visits to ensure their eyes are developing normally and on schedule.

Other tips to help save your vision include:

  • Wear your sunglasses outside – even if it’s cloudy!

  • Take a break every day from consumer electronics that cause digital eye strain

  • Eat your veggies! Leafy greens provide nutrients that have been identified as helping to protect eyesight

  • Practice care with your glasses and contacts – keep them clean and keep prescriptions up to date!

To learn more about eye health, visit: The Vision Council,


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