|Health & Wellness Ministry |
MAY - NATIONAL VISION HEALTH MONTH
Many serious eye diseases have no symptoms and can only be detected through a comprehensive eye exam. The good news is that 75% of vision loss is preventable or treatable.
Here are a few tips:
- Adults19-64 should have an eye exam at least every two (2) years (or every year if you have diabetes or a condition that your doctor needs more frequent eye examinations).
- Computer Vision Syndrome can cause blurred vision and headaches. Take a break every 20 minutes and focus on something at least 20 ft. away.
- Children should have a complete optometric eye exam at six months, before starting kindergarten and then annually throughout the school-aged years.
- Seniors, age 65 and older, should have an eye exam at least once a year.
- Maintaining a healthy lifestyle by keeping active, eating healthy and not smoking can all help prevent vision loss and common eye conditions.
“The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eyes are sound, your entire body will be full of light.” (Matt. 6:22 AMP)
The Amer. Heart Asso. will be holding a session to increase awareness of heart disease and reduce the disparity of the death rate among
African Americans related to this disease in the Fellowship Hall after the Service at 11 am. The Amer. Heart Asso. is partnering with Bethany in a Four-Month High Blood Pressure Program. This event was originally scheduled to be held today, June 8th, but is being rescheduled for a later time. You will be notified with the new date has been decided upon. Any questions, contact Arlene Jones @ 439-3464.
Taking care of your eyes is essential for promoting good health. Did you know that much about the condition of your health can be determined by a simple Eye exam? An eye exam can provide information not only about your vision, but also about the condition of your blood vessels that may be related to high blood pressure, diabetes or other health problems.
Glaucoma, a serious eye condition can be detected by an eye exam. Glaucoma is the most leading cause of blindness in our nation, especially in the elderly population; however, with early detection it can be successfully treated. Some symptoms may include: blurred vision, headaches, rainbow colored halos around lights.
KEEP YOUR VISION CLEAR: See an ophthalmologist, a physician skilled in the treatment of all conditions of the eye, at least once a year, or more often if advised, for a complete eye examination.
Where there is no vision, the people perish……. Proverb 29: 18