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Online Vision Screening Check

Photo by luigi diamanti via is all about reading and education, so it’s only natural to urge all of our readers to take precautions to preserve their sight and promote eye health. Impaired vision directly affects a students ability to absorb information in the classroom, and early detection of eyesight problems is crucial.

Eye exams can also detect signs of several diseases including: diabetes, hypertension, brain tumors, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and multiple sclerosis.

The most basic step, of course, is getting annual eye exams; this is important for both children and adults. Even if you don’t require corrective lenses, having your eyes examined every year is as important as getting your teeth cleaned twice a year. If you dread having your eyes dilated with eye drops, find a doctor who uses the optomap Retinal Exam, allowing him to create digital photographs of the retina.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have declared May to be Healthy Vision Month, urging all Americans to take steps to detect vision problems through regular exams. Announcements: Healthy Vision Month – May 2012

As an easy first step, you and your children can take the online vision screening check provided by Carl Zeiss Vision. For more details about the test, see National Healthy Vision Month – ZEISS Online Vision Screening Check – Health News – redOrbit.

Then, schedule an eye exam.

For more information, see these additional resources:

New Study Finds Eye Exams First to Detect Chronic Diseases

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About the Author

Kathrese McKee started life as a Systems Engineer at EDS, spent time in real estate, taught middle grade Reading and ESL in Texas, and settled down to blog and write speculative fiction for Young Adults.

As a teacher, she fell in love with books written for Teens and Young Adults. Her favorite books are “coming of age” stories about young people on the difficult road of self-discovery.

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