Summer is fleeting in Montana, so it’s important to get out there and take advantage of fun in the sun. Just as you need to protect your skin from the sun’s rays, it’s equally important to protect your eyes.
Information from Montana Eye Care
Most Americans are aware of the need to protect their skin against the harmful rays of the sun. It’s become common knowledge that UV rays can age the skin and cause skin cancer.
Spring, the season of rebirth. The aroma of blooming flowers and sweet notes of songbirds. The verdant riot of trees and grasses returning to life.
Nearly a million Americans have lost eyesight due to an eye injury, and experts estimate most incidents could have been avoided by wearing protective eyewear like safety glasses or goggles.
Welcome to March, Workplace Eye Wellness Month. Each day, more than 2,000 Americans suffer an eye injury, about a third of which require an emergency room visit and 10-20 percent of which cause permanent vision loss.
Whether you’re an Olympic luger in PyeongChang or skating at the Memorial Park ice rink, you need to take care of your eyes.
Glaucoma is often thought of as an older person’s disease. While the risk of developing the eye disorder increases after the age of 60, glaucoma can strike people at any age.
It is frustrating very few medical insurance policies include vision care. Many of us have little choice but to find an expensive supplemental vision insurance plan or pay for eye care out of our own pockets. This may become a problem for people who ignore regular vision care until a significant vision change is noticed. Early detection is important with eye conditions since few show symptoms in early stages.
With the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 so close, now is the perfect time to get ready to view this once-in-a-lifetime event. This is the first eclipse viewable in the contiguous United States since 1979, and the first total eclipse to cut across the lower 48 since 1918.
If you’re above the age of 60, the American Optometric Association recommends getting a comprehensive eye exam once a year, which includes a dilated retinal eye exam.
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