May is Healthy Vision Month
Maybe you’ve heard the old adage “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”? Well, we’re not here to weigh in on your sleeping schedule. That’s your business! We’re an eye care practice, so we’ll stay in our lane. But here’s one thing we are sure of:
LASIK at Mann Eye Institute can help you be healthier, wealthier and wiser!
Since May is Health and Wellness Month and Healthy Vision Month, it feels like a great time to talk about all the benefits of improved vision without the hassles of glasses and contacts. And more specifically, how procedures like LASIK and Modern Cataract Surgery could help you live a healthier life – both today and in the future.
LASIK is a Healthy Choice
Experts have agreed for years that LASIK is a healthy choice, and many, many studies have shown it to be a safer vision-correcting solution than long-term negligent contact use because of a link between contact lenses and increased eye infections.
And last year, the American Academy of Ophthalmology published recommendations for “coronavirus eye safety,” including how to limit the spread of COVID-19 infection and best practices for contact lens wearers. Recommendations included ways to properly clean, store and wear lenses, but more notable was the suggestion to shelve the contacts completely. Why?
Since one of the main CDC recommendations is to avoid touching our eyes, it makes sense that not wearing your contacts will help with that. At minimum, you touch your eyes when putting your contacts in every morning and again in the evening when taking them out. Realistically, contact lens wearers likely touch their eyes many more times throughout the day. Hello, dry and irritated eyes?! People should just keep everything away from their eyes these days. Glasses are better than contacts, but LASIK is better still.
At Mann Eye Institute, the health and wellbeing of every patient we are honored to serve are now and always have been our top priorities. We love to talk to people about the freedom and convenience LASIK offers. Our Mann Eye family is brimming with happy LASIK patients!
See Your Golden Years Better with Restored, Improved Vision
Good vision is an important part of good health in every season of life! And without a doubt, cataracts impact the health of seniors, putting them at greater risk of falling and making it difficult to drive safely at night.
The answer to when is the right time for cataract surgery is a very individual one. Most experts agree that when a cataract begins to negatively affect your life and your daily activities, it is time to consider cataract surgery.
With more than two million cataract surgeries performed annually, cataract surgery is among the safest and most successful surgeries performed today. And Mann Eye is a leader in modern cataract surgery, and with the selection of an Active Life lens, you can expect restored, improved vision with reduced dependency on corrective eyewear. Schedule a cataract evaluation today to learn about all the possibilities!
See Life Better with Mann Eye Institute
Even if you’re not in the market for LASIK or cataract surgery, we’d still be honored to help you See Life Better. We have served generations of Texans with our comprehensive eye care for the whole family. Schedule your eye exam today, and Happy Healthy Vision Month!