Save Your Vision

This month, we want to remind you how important it is to prioritize your eye health!

Almost 11 million Americans need vision correction after the age of 12. Many people think their eyesight is fine until they put on their first pair of glasses or contacts and begin seeing so much clearer. This is why eye exams are so important. “You may not know your vision is changing, or you may be developing a disease, but seeing your Optometrist regularly will help us catch any eye disease or failing eyesight early,” says Bianca Mendoza, Optometrist.

Here is a list of healthy eye tips that you can use year-round:


Dehydration reduces eye lubrication, which can make eye strain and dry eye even more uncomfortable. Keep your water bottle filled and with you throughout the day. Your eyes will thank you!


Exercising 3-4 times a week is a significant benefit to your eyes and overall health. It reduces your blood pressure and helps to control your blood glucose. Uncontrolled hypertension and diabetes can lead to significant vision problems, and exercise can help prevent these issues.


Mascara and liquid liners should constantly be replaced with new ones. These products should be used no more than three months, and eye shadows and pencil liners should be used no more than one year. “If you’re using eyelash extensions, be very careful with glues that could harm your vision,” says Bianca Mendoza, Optometrist.


We all love going out when the sun is out but remember to wear hats and sunglasses. As the days get longer and the sun shines brighter, remember to protect your eyes with 100% UV-blocking glasses. Like sunscreen protects your skin, sunglasses protect your eyes from damaging light sun rays.


Today, more people of all ages spend many hours each day looking at a tablet, computer, or phone. To save your vision, adopt the 20/20/20 rule. “This is a great rule to follow when you’re using too much screen time. Every 20 minutes, take 20 seconds to look 20 feet away,” says Bianca Mendoza, Optometrist.

Don’t wait until it’s too late to get your eyes checked. Schedule your next eye care appointment with any of our optometrists at our Othello, Connell, or Wahluke clinic. You can self-schedule your appointment above or Call/Text 509.488.5256.