Healthy Vision Month
"Make It Last a Lifetime"
May is Healthy Vision Month, a national eye health observance established by the National Eye Institute in May 2003.
Millions of people living in the United States have undetected vision problems, eye diseases, and conditions. HVM is designed to elevate vision as a health priority for the Nation by promoting the importance of early detection and treatment, as well as the use of proper eye safety practices, in preventing vision loss and blindness.
One of the most important things people can do to protect their vision is to schedule a comprehensive dilated eye exam. In this painless procedure, an eye care professional examines the eyes to look for common vision problems and eye diseases, many of which have no early warning signs. A comprehensive dilated eye exam can detect eye diseases and conditions in their early stages, before vision loss occurs. Early detection and treatment can help to save your sight.
The Ohio Department of Health is committed to good eye health in children through the efforts of its Save Our Sight program. The purpose of Save Our Sight is to ensure children in Ohio have good vision and healthy eyes. By training individuals to identify children with potential vision problems and by providing educational programs to promote eye health and safety, we can begin to better protect the children in our communities and improve their quality of life and ability to learn.