Friday, January 11, 2013

2013 is here!

Welcome to 2013! When I was in elementary school, we were asked to draw a picture of what we thought the 2000's were going to look like. I drew a picture of robots on a moving sidewalk with floating cars all around. Maybe I was thinking we would be like The Jetsons... Nonetheless, I feel like 2013 is going to be a great year filled with so many great and positive things, even George Jetson would be impressed.

To start the New Year we always set resolutions. These resolutions are goals we set to better ourselves. So today I am going to ask you to set three New Years Resolutions to improve your eye sight.

No. 1 - Set up your yearly visit with your optometrist. A comprehensive eye exam can serve as an early detector of serious health problems before other symptoms occur. Make your appointment for your annual comprehensive eye exam today! And please remind your friends and family too!
No. 2 - Get yourself and the family (yes, even your children) a new pair of sunglasses. Your sunglasses need to be polarized and non glare Ultraviolet (UV) protection. It is a must. Research has shown that exposure to small amounts of UV-B radiation over a period of many years contributes to the development of cataracts, pterygium (tissue growth on the surface of the eye), and can cause macular degeneration (damage to the retina). Stop by Optometric Physicians of Middle Tennessee and get the family and yourself a good pair of sunglasses. 
No. 3 - If you are a parent, a teacher, an aunt or uncle, a sister or brother and you know someone that has any of the following symptoms:
  • Lazy eye, crossed-eyes, or wandering eyes
  • Turn or tilts head to see
  • Squinting or covering one eye to see
  • Excessive blinking
  • Short attention span (diagnosed with ADHD or ADD)
  • Daydreaming
  • Poor handwriting
  • Poor visual/motor skills (hand-eye coordination)
  • Frequently drops things or bumps into things
  • Omits words while reading
  • Reverses words or numbers
  • Frequently looses place while reading
  • Uses finger to keep place while reading
  • Complains of headaches, eyestrain, dizziness or nausea while reading
  • Complains of double vision
  • Birth injury
  • Brain trauma
Please spread the word and help them schedule a Comprehensive Eye Exam. There is a solution to these symptoms
Making these three vision related New Years resolutions not only changes your life, but you are helping others too. Spread the word and make these three resolutions your top priority.You can schedule your appointments here at Optometric Physicians of Middle Tennessee: 615-386-3036. We would love to serve you! Happy New Year!

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