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Keeping eyes healthy is important at any age, beginning with young children. As part of its support for Low Vision Awareness Month, Lighthouse Guild, the leading not-for-profit vision and healthcare organization, advises everyone to schedule regular screenings and comprehensive eye examinations and offers these five tips!
- Speak up if your vision changes. If you notice blurry spots, blurred vision, halos surrounding lights, eyes that itch or burn, black spots or “floaters,” double vision, tearing or watering eyes, or if you find yourself squinting or having trouble reading or watching TV, it’s time to make an appointment. An eye doctor should be made aware of any gradual changes in your vision so the necessary actions can be taken to maintain eye health.
- Get regular exams. Your eye doctor will tell you how frequently you should have a dilated eye exam if you have risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension or a family history of eye disease. Otherwise, the American Optometric Association recommends an exam every two years, if you’re younger than 60 and are not experiencing symptoms of eye or vision problems, and once a year if you’re over 60 and not experiencing symptoms of eye or vision problems.