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May is Healthy Vision Month
May is Healthy Vision Month and an ideal time to visit your eye care professional. A comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to catch many eye diseases early, since most do not show warning signs until the advanced stages. To protect your vision, get eye exams regularly, live a healthy lifestyle, know if you have a family history of eye disease, and use protective eyewear to prevent eye injuries. Wear sunglasses to reduce sun damage that can increase the risk of cataracts and some retinal diseases.