Midwestern University Clinics Arizona Eye Institute Low Vision Awareness Month

May is Healthy Vision Month

May 1, 2015

Make eye health a top priority! Kevin Helmuth, O.D., Assistant Professor at the Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry and the Midwestern University Eye Institute recommends:

  • Get a comprehensive dilated eye exam annually. A dilated eye exam can identify early eye diseases, as many have no symptoms.
  • Wear 100% UV protected eyeglasses, especially sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun.
  • Eat a healthy diet that includes dark leafy greens, red and yellow fruits and vegetables, and foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon.
  • Be familiar with your family history, especially noting macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetes, and share that information with your optometrist. You may be at risk for developing eye disease.
  • Use protective eyewear to prevent a job-related eye injury.
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