March is Save Your Vision Month — Take Care of Your Eyes!
From the time we are born, and all through our lives, taking care of our vision is an absolute must. At each stage in our life, our vision can change and we can have different needs for our eyes.
March is Save Your Vision Month, a good reminder of the need to take good care of our eyes!
How can we protect our vision? Note this great advice from the National Eye Institute¹:
- If you don’t already have an eye doctor, find one you can trust. Get references from friends and family.
- A dilated eye exam is the best way to find eye disease early. Your doctor will determine when and how many times a year you will need this type of exam.
- Physical activity. Exercise can lower your risk for health conditions that can affect your vision such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
- Talk to your family about your family health history. Conditions such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration can run in families.
We here at Graham-Field are happy that we can do our part to assist ophthalmologists, optometrists, and others to make the eye surgery patient experience more comfortable with single platform procedure chairs to limit patient transfers from pre-op through post-op. Also, our eye charts have been widely used by eye doctors for decades. Another great eye care item from Graham-Field is the Slumber Mask — it can be just what you need to soothe tired eyes after a long day at work.
It has been said that the eyes are the windows to the soul.
Take good care of those “windows”. Never take your eyesight for granted.
Schedule annual eye exams for yourself and your family.
And have a happy and safe Save Your Vision month!
The information offered here is not medical advice and is not intended to replace guidance offered by your medical professionals.
About GF Health Products, Inc.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with more than 300 US-based employees, GF Health Products, Inc. is a major manufacturer of healthcare products for the acute care, extended care, homecare, and primary care markets. Graham-Field product brands include Basic American Medical Products®, Everest & Jennings®, Gendron™, Grafco®, Hausted®, Intensa®, John Bunn®, Labtron®, Lumex® and Lumiscope®. Visit www.grahamfield.com or call 1.770.368.4700.