May 2019 Newsletter

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Make Vision a Focus

From the moment you wake up until you go to bed at night, your eyes are working to bring you the world. In fact, they deliver 80% of the information you take in every day — about your loved ones, your job, and all the things you love to see and do! That’s why it’s so important to keep them healthy and safe.

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Healthy Vision Month is a time to raise awareness about eye health and strategies to help prevent vision loss and blindness. There are lots of ways you can get involved, but first things first: get an eye exam — and encourage the people you care about to do the same!

Did you know that most vision problems are preventable? It’s true, and we have some great tips to help you keep your eyes healthy and safe. Check them out — and set yourself up for a lifetime of seeing well.

  • Get an eye exam

  • Know your family’s eye health history

  • Protect your eyes – at work and play (see April’s newsletter)

  • Give your eyes a rest (see March’s newsletter)

  • Eat eye-healthy foods

  • Stay at a healthy weight

  • Get plenty of physical activity

  • Wear Sunglasses (even on cloudy days!)

UV Alert

Womens Eye Health

Just as the sun’s rays can damage your skin with sunburn, premature aging and skin cancer, it can also be bad for your eyes.

Growing evidence suggests that long term exposure to UV rays can lead to macular degeneration and cataracts; serious eye conditions that can cause vision impairment or loss.

Use Your Sun Sense

You can enjoy the sun and still protect your eyes from damage if you take a few basic precautions:

  • If at all possible, limit your time in the sun

  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat

  • Wear sunglasses that filter 99% of UV rays

Protect Your Children, Too!

Studies show that children receive up to 80% of their exposure to damaging UV rays by age 18.  To keep them safe, follow the same precautions as you would for an adult, but be sure to choose sunglasses that fit their smaller faces, have impact-resistant lenses with quality frames, and have lenses large enough to shield the entire eye.

The future is bright, wear sunglasses

Stop In Before You Head Out 

Our offices can help you have your day in the sun and do it safely.  We offer quality sunglasses – both prescription and non-prescription – that meet the highest standards for sun protection.  We offer them in styles to suit everyone, from infants through adults.  Call us for an appointment today.


May is Healthy Vision Month

In This Issue

Make Vision a Focus

UV Alert

Eye Healthy Foods

Contact Us

2311 W. Hayes Ave,


Ohio 43420

(419) 334 8121


622 Parkway Drive,


Ohio 44830

(419) 435 3482

Thursday, June 27th is National Sunglasses Day

In celebration of this, at the Eye Centers of Northwest Ohio we are giving 50% off all of our sunglass frames for the whole month of June 2019  (not be combined with insurance or other discounts?) 

Courtesy: National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health (NEI/NIH)

Courtesy: Prevent Blindness

Eat better, see better!

Eye Healthy Foods

Tip 1:  Eat your veggies

Vegetables fuel our eyesight as well as our bodies – especially dark leafy greens like kale, which is loaded with eye protecting antioxidants.

Tip 2: Choose the right fats

Some fatty acids like Omega-3 help promote healthy tears, reducing dry eye.

Tip 3:  Lower Salt

High salt intake can increase your risk of cataracts.  Try to follow the government guidelines of less than 2300 milligrams of sodium a day.


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