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Eye Health Is The Window To Your Overall Health

There are at least 270 reasons you need to get an eye exam.

 

Eye exams are about more than vision. In fact, an eye exam can detect over 270 different medical conditions–from diabetes to heart disease. Prioritize Your Eyes is a worldwide effort to raise awareness about the connection of eye health to overall health. Although you may not be able to get an eye exam right now, your vision care doesn't need to gooverlooked. There’s quite a bit you can do at home to help your eye health—and overall wellness—until you’re able to visit your eye care professional.

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Educate your kids about eye health with this downloadable activity book

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We’ve combined education and eye health to provide a resource for teachers and parents alike to share with their kids. From protecting and correcting vision to allow our youngest patients to grow, play, and learn; to enhancing and restoring vision to fully experience the lives we’ve built—we’re there every step of the way to help people see better, connect better, live better.

Tips to prioritize your eyes at home

• Some signs you’ve been looking at a digital screen too long include dry eyes, headaches, and blurred vision.
• Make sure to follow the 20-20-20 rule to give your eyes a break: Every 20 minutes look 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
• Also, keep your computer screen 20-28 inches away from your face and slightly below eye level.
• Feel like you’re always looking at a screen? Remember to take a blink break.

• Even with clear vision, there are things you can’t see that your eye doctor can.
• Have an urge to rub your eye? Use a tissue instead of your fingers.
• Focus on overall health to boost your eye health—eating right, being active, knowing your family history—can have an impact on healthy vision, too.

20-20-20 Eye Chart

Sample Eye Chart PDF for 20-20-20 Exercise: Print and place on a wall approximately 20 feet away from your computer screen.

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Open Your Eyes Documentary

A new documentary, Open Your Eyes, follows Dr.Kerry Gelb as he travels around the world on a mission to prove how an annual eye exam can serve as a key component to understanding your overall health.