Healthy Vision Month focuses on eye exams
The National Eye Institute (NEI) devotes its May 2013 observance of Healthy Vision Month to the importance of comprehensive dilated eye exams in maintaining healthy vision. During May, the National Eye Institute calls on Americans to make their vision a priority by taking the necessary steps to protect their vision, prevent vision loss and make the most of the vision they may have remaining.
To help raise awareness of the importance of dilated eye exams, the NEI has developed a variety of online resources for its Healthy Vision Month Web site (www.healthyvision2010.nei.nih.gov/hvm) that optometrists can use to encourage people to schedule an eye exam. Among them: fact sheets, downloadable posters, and a promotional article for use in practice newsletters and publications or on practice Web sites.
In addition, a separate online NEI Healthy Eyes Toolkit (www.nei.nih.gov/healthyeyestoolkit) offers access to:
The AOA officially supports participation in Healthy Vision Month. For additional information, the NEI's Healthy Vision Month website (www.nei.nih.gov/healthyvisionmonth).