All month long, here at Nationwide Vision, our dedicated eye doctors have been working hard to bring awareness to a condition that can seriously affect your vision: diabetes. While it’s well known that diabetes can increase your chance of heart attacks, kidney damage, and cancer, many aren’t aware that diabetes can also have severe consequences for your eyesight. And because November is diabetes month, our eye doctors have created a list of three of the most common eye problems brought on by diabetes complications:
During this festive time of the year many of us want to celebrate to the fullest as we dress to impress, whether it’s going to Halloween parties or send the kids out trick or treating.
While dressing up may sound like fun there are some unforeseen risks to our costume choices. Special effect contacts lenses being one of the hottest trends to complete a look can also be the most dangerous when purchasing them from the wrong place.
What you need to know about purchasing contact lenses:
October is Eye Injury Prevention Month and we want to help you keep your vision healthy throughout your life!
The number one thing you can do to prevent eye injuries is wear protective eyewear. But guess what, more than half of people aren’t doing this. This is super important when performing home repairs and maintenance, and even when playing sports.
Some people who wear contact lenses do not know that contact lenses and water are a bad combination—even when being worn. This includes wearing them while showering, swimming, or using a hot tub.
Back-to-school time is just around the corner, and the scramble to buy school clothes, new pencils, backpacks and notebooks will begin. At Nationwide Vision, we remind busy parents not to neglect one of the most important learning tools: their children’s eyes.
Good vision and overall eye health are vital to learning. Nationwide Vision joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in emphasizing the importance of healthy vision to academic success during Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month in August.
Eye exams aren’t just for people who have vision problems. An annual eye exam is important for everyone—no matter age or physical health—to maintain healthy eyes, prevent vision problems, and diagnose diseases early.
At Nationwide Vision, our doctors recommend a comprehensive eye exam every one to two years. The frequency of appointments will be determined by your age, physical health, and cases of hereditary eye conditions.
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National Sunglasses Day, brought to you by The Vision Council, is held annually on June 27. It is a commemorative date celebrating the importance of wearing ultraviolet (UV)-protective sunwear and eyewear to protect your vision.
How do you participate?
Today, post a #SunglassSelfie of yourself in your sunglasses on the social media channel of your choice using the hashtag #NationalSunglassesDay.
June is National Cataract Awareness month and awareness is vital as cataracts are the leading cause of blindness globally in people over 40 years old. Not good! Cataracts affect 22 million Americans and typically begins to affect your vision after age 60, although some develop as early as their 40’s. By the time you turn 80 you have a 50% chance of having a cataract or having undergone cataract surgery. Those are odds you don’t want to mess around with. Cataracts cloud the lens of your eyes and makes it difficult for people to see the world around them.
May has been declared Ultraviolet (UV) Awareness Month!
When enjoying the great outdoors with family and friends, it’s sometimes easy to forget sun exposure can not only damage your skin, but your eyes too.
Understanding the effects of UV radiation on your eyes is an important step in learning how to protect your eyesight. To keep your eyes healthy, use these facts from the eye experts at Nationwide Vision to protect yours sight when exposed to sunlight.