This post was sponsored by Think About Your Eyes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received compensation as a thank you for my review.
Earlier this year, I had a very serious goal for my health and fitness plan. I wanted to cut back on sugar, get rid of by baby weight, strengthen my core, increase endurance, and several other things I deemed were most important for my optimal health and fitness.
But, I was missing one really important thing…and you probably are too!
Just as eating fresh, balanced meals nourishes our body, and exercising helps keep our physique healthy and strong, we should not take for granted the one part, which we take in the world – our eyes. Just like all of our other muscles in our bodies, our eyes regular care to maintain maximum performance.
My personal neglect for my eyes dates back to several years ago. Here’s a really little known fact about me – I wear glasses! I was diagnosed with an astigmatism in one eye back in 6th grade, got a prescription for eye glasses, wore them for only a few years and then virtually removed eye care from my life completely. As you can imagine, didn’t turn out so well. Even more than just vision issues, though, getting an annual comprehensive eye exam can help detect any eye problems at their early stages when they’re most treatable.
Think About Your Eyes is a national public awareness campaign that promotes the benefits of eye health, urging people to get annual comprehensive eye exams. As it turns out, I’m not alone. Recently, Think About Your Eyes surveyed members of national fitness center chain Life Time Fitness. The finding was that some gym-goers neglect their eye health despite being very conscious of their body health and fitness. In fact, 24% of gym goers are more likely to exercise 3x a week than to get their eyes checked regularly!
Here’s a great infographic from Think About Your Eyes with some more shocking findings:
Visit the Think About Your Eyes eye care professional locator to find an eye doctor near you and schedule an exam.