With just a few days left of Healthy Vision Month (sponsored by the National Eye Institute), now is a great time to remind you about the importance of protecting and preserving one of your most important senses: your sight. So why dedicate a whole month to talking about eye health? Our country is currently crawling with millions of Americans who have undetected, untreated eye-related illnesses. Simply put, eye disease is tricky because the symptoms don’t become apparently until they have progressed far beyond the early stages.
Many of us deal with dry, itchy eyes. We get them from every day environmental elements, allergies, medications, and simply a natural part of the aging process. One of the more frustrating reasons for this unfortunate ailment involves the inflammation of the eyelids – a chronic condition called blepharitis.
In the last decade, technology has continued to become more and more integrated into our daily work and personal life. In fact, many individuals in office jobs spend close to a full 40 hours a week with their noses glued to their desktops. For the most part, technology is a great asset – we can perform tasks much faster and more efficiently. The downside? Our eyes feel the brunt of the many hours we spend in front of a computer, causing issues primarily related to eyestrain.
Mother’s Day is just a few days away! If you’re like me, finding a gift your mom will actually enjoy and use can be a little tricky. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve taken the easy way out and given Mom a mug or some new place mats. Boring! This year, consider giving your mom a flare of fashion with a pair of frames she may not think to buy on her own.