WHY IS AN ANNUAL EXAM IMPORTANT?
· The eye muscles, being the busiest muscles in the body, have been estimated to move more than 100,000 times every day.
· If you’re over 40, everyone's eyes start to change because of something called presbyopia It's what happens when the lens of the eye hardens and can't easily shift from focusing far away to nearby anymore,
· An inspection of your eyes can reveal much about your overall health.
o For example, blockages in the blood vessels could indicate high cholesterol or heart disease.
o High blood pressure and diabetes is also something a comprehensive eye exam can detect
o Diabetic eye disease can slowly cause vision loss but catching it early can reduce the risk of blindness by 95%.
IN PERSON OR VIRTUAL, SCHOOL IS IN SESSION– DO KIDS NEED AN ANNUAL EXAM AS WELL?
· 80% of what a child learns in through their eyes
· Children don't always know what "normal" vision looks like, so they're unlikely to complain of vision problems.
· 1 in 4 kids have undetected vision problems
· School screenings not enough: 10 million kids suffer from vision problems even after having a school screening
IMPACT OF COVID-LIVING IN A HYPER RELIANT TECHNOLOGY WORLD: BLUE LIGHT
· Most notably, the display screens of computers, electronic notebooks, smartphones and other digital devices emit significant amounts of blue light
· Blue light contributes to digital eye strain.
o Give your eyes a rest. Try the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look away about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds.
o This short exercise can help reduce eyestrain.
o There are also specialty lenses you can get for your glasses that screen out the harmful effects of blue light
HOW IS PEARLE VISION MAKING ACCESS TO CARE FOR YOUR EYES EVEN EASIER?
· Everyone deserves to see clearly
· For a limited time, we’re coving the out of pocket costs of your comprehensive annual eye exam including your insurance co-pay
· And for those who have flex spending accounts, did you know that you can use it to cover your cost of your prescription glasses or RX sunglasses.
HOW CAN OUR VIEWERS SCHEDULE THEIR EYE EXAM OR FIND ONE OF THESE GREAT PAIR OF FRAMES
· Visit pearlevision.com to find their nearest PV EyeCare Center to schedule their eye exam or talk to one of our opticians to find you that perfect pair.