National Save Your Vision Month designates the month of March to promote eye health. This year, Jefferson Comprehensive Health Center joins the American Optometric Association in promoting awareness around digital eyestrain and the importance of receiving regular, comprehensive eye exams from a doctor of optometry. According to 2016 AOA Eye-Q survey data, the average American spends seven hours per day using digital devices. Overexposure to blue light due to smart phones, tablets and other technology use for extended periods of time can cause vision damage, sleep problems and more. Your eyes are your windows to the world, so it's important to take good care of them. Things like seeing an eye doctor regularly, getting enough sleep, and giving your eyes regular breaks while you are using a computer can help keep your eyes in good health.
IF YOU ARE HAVING PROBLEMS WITH YOUR VISION, YOU SHOULD SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH AN OPTOMETRIST AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.