04 Mar 2019
Save Your Vision Month. Illustration of Glasses.

Happy holidays!

No, it’s not Christmastime again, but if eye care is your cup of tea, it might feel like it is. March is National Save Your Vision month, and even if you haven’t celebrated before, you can get into the holiday spirit too.

Don’t know how? Lucky for you, this article will give you some ideas for celebrating Save Your Vision Month with us.

Keep reading for more!

1. New Glasses

The feeling of wearing new glasses is a hard one to beat. Compliments from others and a fresh prescription will give you a confidence boost that will last well-beyond Save Your Vision month.

If you haven’t upgraded your glasses in a while, check out some new pairs to see if there are any that fit your style better. You might also want new work or school glasses to protect your eyes from harmful blue light.

2. Save Your Vision with Protective Wear

Did you know that over 2,000 people injure their eyes in the workplace each day?

That’s quite a bit of eye damage, but what’s worse is that experts believe eye protection could prevent 90 percent of it. Construction workers and chemists are the most at-risk people for these kinds of injuries.

It doesn’t stop at work though. Anyone, construction worker or not, using chemicals or tools could be putting their eyes in danger.

Make a change to save your vision by wearing protective eyewear when working with tools. The last thing you want is serious damage from a preventable issue.

3. Teach Your Kids

You don’t need your OD to teach your children about eye care. Vision safety, blind awareness, and even the history of glasses could all be interesting topics to your child. From eye-themed coloring sheets to magnifying glasses, you can have lots of fun learning about eyes.

Explaining the braille alphabet to kids could be a fun activity for you all. Warning: it might get a little messy!

Bring a copy of the braille alphabet and a bottle of glue. Ask your kids to use the braille alphabet to spell their names or a short word with drops of glue. After the glue dries, they can run their fingers across the page to read the word.

Older kids could write secret messages that others have to decipher!

4. An Eye Exam

When was the last time you had an eye exam?

If it has been a few months, it might be time to go again. There’s no doubt that the easiest way to celebrate Save Your Vision month is by going for an eye exam.

Eye exams not only help you ensure that your prescription is right, but it also gives your eye doctor a chance to check for any other problems. Finding out about an issue before it becomes dangerous could help you save your vision.

Celebrate Save Your Vision Month with Volunteer Eyecare

Celebrating save your vision month isn’t hard, and it can even be a fun experience for you and your family. Remember that taking care of your eyes can prevent you from future problems like glaucoma and blindness, so take advantage of this month while you can!

Want to come in for an eye exam or have questions about your vision? Schedule an appointment with us today.