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Located just minutes from Stone Mountain Park, Southern Oaks Apartment home residents can enjoy ID-100188032the spectacular views the park has to offer year round.  Since our eyes are the windows to the natural beauty around us taking care of our eyes should be a priority just like eating healthy and physical activity. Healthy vision can help keep you safe each day. Since May is Healthy Vision Month, let it be a reminder to get your eyes check To keep your eyes healthy, get a comprehensive dilated eye exam by an eye care professional to check for common vision problems and eye diseases. It’s the best way to find out if you need glasses or contacts, or are in the early stages of any eye-related diseases.

Here are nine ways you can help to protect your vision:

  1. Get regular comprehensive dilated eye exams.
  2. Know your family’s eye health history.  It’s important to know if anyone has been diagnosed with an eye disease or condition, since some are hereditary.
  3. Eat right to protect you sight:  In particular, eat plenty of dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale, or collard greens, and fish that is high in omega-3 fatty acids such as salmon, albacore, tuna, trout, and halibut.
  4. Maintain a healthy weight.
  5. Wear protective eyewear when playing sports or doing activities around the home such as painting, yard work, and car repairs.
  6. Quit smoking or never start.
  7. Wear sunglasses that block 99% to 100% of ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation
  8. Wash you hands before taking out your contacts and cleanse your contacts properly to avoid infections.
  9. Practice workplace eye safety.

We want all of our residents to take care of their eyes to make them last a lifetime.

Information courtesy of the CDC.

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