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A New Kind of New Year's Resolution
A New Kind of New Year's Resolution Could Bring Clarity to Americans
This year, Americans who include an eye exam in their list of top five New Year's resolutions could obtain better visual acuity and protection against glare and ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
While some of the most common New Year's resolutions may be to lose weight, exercise more and find a better job, one resolution that is relatively easy to make and keep -- and will yield immediate long-term benefits -- is to make an appointment with your eyecare provider for an annual exam and learn how to protect the eyes from UV exposure.
According to a recent survey, Americans remain largely unaware of the dangers that extended exposure to harmful ultraviolet rays can have on their eyes.
The survey, conducted by the New England Eye Institute and Transitions Optical, found that while nearly 80 percent of consumers are aware that UV exposure can cause skin cancer, only fiver percent know it can harm the eyes.
"Most Americans do not realize that they are at higher risk of developing visual impairment than other races.
Thus, this year it's critical to have a yearly eye exam on your list," said Dr. Madeline Romeu, O.D., F.A.A.O., and spokesperson for an educational campaign led by Transitions Optical that is devoted to sharing information on how to better care for their eyes and promote eye health for the entire family.
"Visual impairment could be triggered by factors such as cumulative exposure to UVB/UVA radiation -- most commonly known to be found in sunlight -- but also found in all levels of lighting conditions."
Exposure to UV light is cumulative and has been linked to sight-threatening diseases such as cataract and macular degeneration -- two conditions that can lead to visual impairment -- and are among the chief causes of blindness in America.
The survey found that more than half (57 percent) of respondents said they do not wear protection eyewear when in the sun for extended periods of time.
"Having healthy eye sight depends partly on genetics, but also depends on preventive care and seeking yearly eye examinations for everyone in the family, particularly children.
Developing good eye health habits early on means everything," said Dr. Romeu.
Like everything in life, keeping New Year's Resolutions is a matter of perseverance. To stay true to your resolutions, experts recommend:
1. Choosing realistic goals, like visiting your eye doctor yearly.
2. Plan ahead; make the appointment in December instead of waiting until January.
3. Talk about your goal; ask your friends and family to support your resolve to change for yourself, once they learn of your goal they may even want to make an appointment with their eye doctor and you would have done a good deed for a friend of family member.
4. Reward yourself; if your eyecare provider recommends you wear glasses get a fashionable frame to highlight your eyes and compliment it with photochromics like Transitions Lenses to safely and conveniently protect your eyes from the glare and dangerous UVB/UVA rays.
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