March is Save Your Vision Month

During March we take time to remind Americans of the importance of eye health and comprehensive eye examinations.  Eye health and vision care must be viewed as a national priority according to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM).  In their report NASEM stated that vision is tied to the health of this nation.  The report estimated 142 million Americans over age 40 experience vision problems.  Between 8.2 and 15.9 million people have a correctable visual disability attributable to uncorrected refractive error.  Research bears out the importance of healthy vision to children, so they can learn and develop to their full potential in life, and to adults, who are more productive at work and more socially engaged with the world around them.  Spread the word and remind people to get their eyes examined!