March – Save Your Vision Month in Tallahassee

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MARCH, 2019

Eye Safety Month
Eye Health
Eye Facts & Myths

March – Save Your Vision Month in Tallahassee

Big Bend Family Eye Care wants you to know that your eye’s health is our top priority. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for everyone. This month, we would like to share some interesting facts about the health of your eyes and debunk a few myths that won’t seem to die. March is “Save Your Vision Month“. Most people walking around can see just fine. Some of those people don’t even know it, but could be on the verge of an eye disease. Why? Because they do not schedule annual eye exams. Don’t be that person. Comprehensive annual eye exams are vital to your vision in the future. 

“70% of U.S. adults believe cataracts can be prevented.”

24M Americans 40+ have at least on cataract.

What is a Cataract?

While there are many, many age-related eye diseases, one of the most common is a cataract. This disease affects the eye because it makes the eye’s lens to become cloudy. Think of trying to see in a dense fog. This clouding of the eye allows less light through making your vision blurry.

Who gets a Cataract?

As people age, this is a real fear that manifests itself. “Will I get a cataract?” “Will I get a cataract in one eye? In both?” This true stat of who gets a cataract will blow your mind. According to the National Institute of Health and the National Eye Institute, more than half of Americans will either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery by the time they are 80 years old. 75% of U.S. adults believe cataracts can be prevented. Unfortunately, they are wrong. If you live long enough, you will most likely develop a cataract.

Age-Related Eye Diseases

With regular eye tests you could understand whether you child is suffering from vision problems. When you go for comprehensive eye testing then this will only help in identifying the vision problems at an early stage and corrective measures could be taken to deal with this issue. Children’s Vision and learning focuses on Tallahassee’s children vision so that your child gets maximum attention when it comes to vision. Pediatric vision could be tested with the help of many tests and pediatric exams. These covers testing for acuity both in terms of distance vision as well as near vision, pediatric exam related to focusing skills which bring out the ability of the eyes to keep vision clear at different distances. Then there are pediatric exams related to ability to distinguish colours, reversal frequency, tracking of eye and skills related to fixation, visual memory, and pediatric exam related to binocular vision and so on.

Various Pediatric Exams in Tallahassee

In Tallahassee, you could get your child checked for the vision with the help of various pediatric exams. In the annual eye exam you could get all your doubts cleared with respect to vision of your child. With optometrist you could get your child examines, diagnosed and treated for the vision problems if any. In simple words all the needs related to care of the eyes would be taken by the optometrist.

Exams, Diagnoses & Treatment – all taken care of by Big Bend Family Eye Care.


Your children’s vision is very important to the eye care professionals at Big Bend Family Eye Care. If you have any questions, please call us at (850) 999-6926.