Our daily lives are now filled with an amazing variety of visual inputs, not just from nature but also from myriad electronic inputs – huge flashing signs at the side of the road and at sports and entertainment venues – large screen televisions in our homes – the smaller screens on our desktop workstations – all the way down to the ubiquitous small screens we carry everywhere in our pockets and on our wrists.
Your eyes are working harder than they ever did in the past, continually changing focus in order to keep up with these inputs.
Your eyes are also susceptible to a variety of somatic (“of your body”) conditions that can affect how you see the world. You are certainly aware of the importance of your eyesight, but are you aware of the many physical and medical conditions that can lead to vision disruption and loss?
Currently, vision loss in the United States is projected to more than double by the year 2050.
Unfortunately, preventive vision care is frequently overlooked. So the goals of this website and overall information campaign by members of the NH Optometric Association are to educate you about threats to good vision, and inform you about what actions can be taken to preserve it, so that your eyes stay healthy and your vision is as clear as it can possibly be.