This post was sponsored by Think About Your Eyes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received compensation as a thank you for my review.
Let’s Talk About Our Health, Specifically Eye Health
We all know that “Good Health” involves eating the right foods, being active, getting the right amount of sleep, and keeping our bodies in good shape. Here at Little Family Adventure, we talk a lot about how to live a healthy life, especially focusing on being active outdoors and eating more real food. We don’t talk enough about eye health and we should.
Think About Your Eyes is a national public awareness campaign promoting the benefits of eye health and urges us to get annual comprehensive eye exams. Like so many, we tend to take our eye health for grated until there is a problem and we need to see a doctor. Eye health is an important part of our overall health and should be part of our well-child or yearly physical check-up.
Both adults and children should get an annual eye exam. An annual eye exam isn’t just to determine whether or not you need corrective eyewear and get a prescription for eyeglasses or contacts. There are actually 7 health problems that can be detected during an eye exam. You can find out more about them at ThinkAboutYourEyes.com. When these problems are detected early, they can be more easily treated.
Eye health is really important to our family. My husband, our daughter, and I all wear glasses. I am far sighted and have been wearing glasses or contacts for over 20 years. But, a few years ago I developed a small bump on my cornea. During my annual exam I pointed it out to my doctor. Luckily it is harmless, but my doctor monitors it each year to ensure that it doesn’t grow to impede my vision.
Our daughter has been in glasses for a few years now. Prior to getting glasses, she had trouble in school and was complaining about headaches when she read. We took her to the eye doctor and it turns out she couldn’t see. Since her last eye exam, her vision changed and she was far sighted. Everything within a few feet was blurry. She received prescription glasses to correct it and now she is doing well in school again. If your child isn’t doing well in school, it may be caused by a vision problem too. Schedule an appointment to have their eyes checked to determine if that is the case.
Think About Your Eyes recently surveyed health conscious people about their eye health. The results were a little surprising. Take a look for yourself.
I was surprised that 1 in 3 health conscious people don’t get an annual exam. What surprises you most?
Our eyes are the bodies’ strongest muscles. We use them every day to see the world and enjoy all that life has to offer. Like all of our other muscles, they need regular care to ensure that they work properly. There is no better time than now to schedule your annual eye exam. Use the eye care professional locator to find a doctor near you. Find out more about the Think About Your Eyes campaign on their website, Facebook, and Twitter.