Posted by: Center for Sight in Eye Health, May 1, 2024

May is Healthy Vision Month

Spring is here with lots of sunshine and warmer weather, leading to many people exercising and having fun outdoors. There is something about the warm weather that encourages us to live a healthier and more physically fit lifestyle, including eating seasonal fruits and vegetables, taking long walks in the park, and even having a set weight goal. These are all significant lifestyle changes that are great for your overall health, but did you know that making these healthy choices will positively impact your eyes? It’s true, and your eyes will benefit greatly!

May is Healthy Vision Month, so while you’re focused on looking great and feeling good, remember that maintaining your fitness and health also benefits your vision in the long run!

The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends prioritizing your eye health by taking these extra precautions to keep your eyes safe and your vision protected.

Schedule A Comprehensive Eye Exam, Including Dilation

Visiting your eye doctor can help identify early stages of eye diseases with few or no symptoms.

Adopt A Healthy Lifestyle

Smoking, weight gain, and chronic conditions can make a person more likely to develop eye health issues such as diabetic eye diseases, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and even blindness. To promote a healthy lifestyle, consider cooking a fun family activity and incorporate colorful fruits and vegetables into your meals. Additionally, make sure to include foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, as they have many benefits for eye health and can help prevent the development of various health and eye-related problems.

Use Protective Eyewear

Wearing protective eyewear is essential to protect your eyes from painful and long-lasting injuries. Whether playing sports, doing yard work, or working in a job requiring safety glasses, investing in the proper protective gear can help prevent eye injuries. Safety glasses are made from unique materials stronger than regular glasses or sunglasses. Therefore, it is highly recommended to wear protective eyewear to keep your eyes safe and healthy.

Wear Sunglasses

Also, sunglasses should be worn on cloudy days because UV rays and reflections can still cause eye damage.

Celebrate yourself, commit to your eye health for Healthy Vision Month, and schedule an eye exam today!

References: American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Optometric Association, and National Eye Institute – The content is researched and vetted by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. American Optometric Association, and National Eye Institute. This blog provides information and discussion about eye health and related subjects. The content provided within this blog and any linked materials are not intended and should not be considered medical advice. If the reader or any person has a medical concern, they should consult an appropriately licensed physician.


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