Did you know that one of the first things that people notice about you are your eyes? It’s true. A study conducted February 1, 2017, by Cornell’s College of Human Ecology and published in Psychological Science (April 2017), revealed that “we can interpret a person’s emotions by analyzing the expression in their eyes.”
Our eyes can convey when we’re tired, sad, frightened, angry, happy and they can even help determine other potential systemic health issues such as high blood pressure or diabetes.
Since May is “Healthy Vision Month,” now is a good time to ensure your eyes are in tip-top shape and that you take all the proper steps to maintain healthy eye care.
Many of us spend countless hours with our eyes glued to smartphones, computers, and other electronic devices, so it should come as no surprise that optometrists and ophthalmologists rank digital eye strain (DES) as one of the most common ailments among their patients.
And with summer right around the corner, consider purchasing a pair of sunglasses that will also protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Look for a pair that blocks 99 percent to 100 percent of ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays.
Even if you’re not experiencing any vision problems, don’t take your eyes for granted. Make your eye care a priority. It’s important to have them examined by a licensed professional.
Before making an appointment, it’s always a good idea to check the license or registration status of the healthcare provider through the Department of Consumer Affairs’ License Search at https://search.dca.ca.gov/. You can also view more information online via : the California State Board of Optometry website at www.optometry.ca.gov.