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Prioritize Your Eyes: It’s Save Your Vision Month

March is Save Your Vision Month, a time to raise awareness about the importance of good eye health and the steps we can take to protect our vision. Our eyes are one of our most important senses, allowing us to see and experience the world around us. Yet, many of us take our vision for granted and neglect our eye health. In this blog, we will discuss the significance of Save Your Vision Month, the importance of regular eye exams, and ways to maintain good eye health.

Why is Save Your Vision Month important?

Save Your Vision Month is important because it brings attention to the need for good eye health and encourages people to take action to protect their vision. Eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy can cause irreversible damage to our eyes and lead to vision loss or blindness. However, many of these diseases can be prevented or treated if detected early through regular eye exams.

In addition, technology and screen time have become an integral part of our daily lives, leading to increased eye strain and fatigue. Save Your Vision Month highlights the importance of taking breaks and practicing healthy habits to protect our eyes from digital eye strain.

The importance of regular eye exams

Regular eye exams are an essential part of maintaining good eye health. Eye exams can detect eye diseases, monitor changes in vision, and identify other health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and even certain cancers. Eye exams can also help determine if corrective lenses such as glasses or contact lenses are needed to improve vision.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that adults have a comprehensive eye exam at least once every two years, or more frequently if recommended by their eye doctor. Children should have their first eye exam at 6 months of age, then at age 3, and again before starting school. Children with a family history of eye diseases or other risk factors may need more frequent eye exams.

Ways to maintain good eye health

In addition to regular eye exams, there are many steps we can take to maintain good eye health. Here are a few tips:

  1. Practice good hygiene: Wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your eyes to reduce the risk of infections such as conjunctivitis.
  2. Wear protective eyewear: Wear sunglasses with UV protection to protect your eyes from harmful sun rays. If you work with hazardous materials or participate in sports, wear appropriate eye protection.
  3. Take breaks: If you spend a lot of time looking at a computer screen or other digital device, take frequent breaks to rest your eyes.
  4. Eat a healthy diet: A diet rich in fruits and vegetables, especially those containing vitamins A, C, and E, can help protect your eyes from age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.
  5. Quit smoking: Smoking can increase the risk of eye diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration.


Save Your Vision Month is an important reminder of the importance of good eye health and the steps we can take to protect our vision. Regular eye exams, practicing good hygiene, wearing protective eyewear, taking breaks, eating a healthy diet, and quitting smoking are all ways to maintain good eye health. By taking care of our eyes, we can continue to enjoy the beauty of the world around us for years to come.