March is Save Your Vision Month, and right now I want you to take a few minutes and think about your workplace setting. Others may notice their eyes being affected by office ventilation systems, overhead lighting or extended time on a computer. All of us face issues every day that affect our vision and eye health because potential hazards can be found everywhere.
In a world where online shopping is just as common as shopping in brick and mortar stores, buying glasses online seemed to be unlikely until recently. Online retailers are working to create the perception that their $99 for a complete pair of glasses meet the proper safety inspection.
Health risks from smoking are well known, but little attention is paid to the increased risk of eye disease and potential for blindness. Smoking has detrimental effects on the cardiovascular system and can affect the small blood vessels that line the retina in the back of the eye.