Have you gotten your eyes checked lately?
On Thursday, April 13th, the Alliance Center for Independence will host free vision screenings conducted by the Student Sight Savers program from the New Jersey Medical School at Rutgers.
Light refreshments will be provided.
ABOUT NJMS STUDENT SIGHT SAVERS
- What we do: We provide retinal screenings for visually threatening diseases in the community at local health fairs, conventions, etc.
- What we can detect: We are able to detect early signs of pathology including, but not limited to: glaucoma, cataracts, retinal changed associated with diabetes. We also take measurements of visual acuity, intraocular pressure, and refraction to assess general visual parameters.
General guidelines on how to maintain optimal visual health:
- WEAR SUNGLASSES: According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, sunglasses should be worn at all times when outdoors especially during the summer, at the beach, when playing winter sports at high altitudes, and any medications that can cause light sensitivity.
- NUTRITION: high levels of cholesterol and blood pressure can result in damage to blood vessels in the eye resulting in the development of possible conditions such as glaucoma, macular edema that can compromise vision.