April is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month! According to the National Eye Institute
, approximately 2.3 million women, age 40 or older, suffer from visual impairment such as blindness, macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma. So what can you do to help prevent eye damage?
Go See an Eye Doctor
Eyecare professionals recommend getting an eye exam once a year as part of your annual health routine. Additionally, doctors suggest that everyone should have a comprehensive eye exam by the age of 40 to ensure that there are no hidden discrepancies that are not being properly treated.
A healthy diet equals healthy eyes. Consuming foods that are rich with vitamin C, vitamin E, beta carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, zinc and omega-3 fatty acids can help prevent eye disease and vision loss.
Exercising regularly can help reduce the risk of eye disease and lead to an overall healthier lifestyle.
Wear UV Protective Eyewear
Lastly, it is crucial to protect your eyes. When looking for protective eye wear, make sure that the lenses have 100% UV protection. Chemistrie Clips transform any pair of glasses into sunglasses using magnets that are embedded into the lenses. The lenses we use provide full coverage of the sun's UV rays which provide maximum protection at all times!