February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Low Vision Awareness Month.
“That’s interesting,” you say. “But, what is low vision?”
Having low vision means that even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medication, or surgery, you may find it difficult to perform everyday tasks.
Those with low vision have a little useful sight left — just enough to recognize their surroundings in blur form. If left undiagnosed, untreated, and otherwise taken lightly, low vision will eventually give way to no vision at all. We implore you to seek professional guidance before blindness occurs. PLEASECONTACT US TO LEARN MORE.
Approximately 2.9 MILLION Americans suffer from some form of low vision, with an expected 72 percent increase by the year 2030. Source: National Eye Institute
Low vision has many underlying causes, but here is a list of the most common:
Determining the cause of low vision is a crucial step in choosing the right course of treatment. As in most eye diagnoses, only a qualified eye care professional can detect the cause and develop an individualized plan.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
The only way to diagnose low vision is with a specific, comprehensive eye exam performed by a trusted, caring expert such as Snead Eye Group. Please don’t wait until it’s too late.
With just three simple ingredients, this month’s healthy eye recipe is both healthful and delicious. It’s a tasty juice loaded with the super-duo power of vitamin A and other antioxidants which are known to decrease the risk of eye diseases. Enjoy!
Carrot-Orange-Grapefruit Juice(with or without a fancy juicer!)
There’s just something extra satisfying about freshly-made juice. Sure, you could buy any number of prepackaged juices at your local grocer, but they often include added sugars or preservatives.
Even if you do find store-bought juice that doesn’t contain such additives, it never tastes quite as refreshing as juice made right before your eyes. And guess what? You don’t need a fancy juicing machine to create healthful, delicious juices in your kitchen! FULL RECIPE HERE
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