NEW YORK, May 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As the weather warms up, Revo, the performance eyewear brand, is recognizing Healthy Vision Month by helping people understand the eye health benefits of getting outside.
It is estimated that 625 million people worldwide are unnecessarily blind or vision impaired. Experts believe that one cause is an increase in "close-range" activities such as e-reading, tablet/mobile phone usage and computer work. This has increased the incidence of eye strain and myopia (near-sightedness) for both adults and children. Healthy Vision Month is a great time to schedule an eye exam and make small outdoor lifestyle changes that can positively impact eye health.
Here are some ideas from the experts at Revo for how to improve your routine, beginning with Healthy Vision Month:
- Get Outside – Getting enough outdoor light is critical to helping eye muscles develop and stay healthy. Set a goal to increase time outdoors and decrease near-based activities. Whether it's taking a walk after dinner, starting up a new outdoor hobby or planning a trip to visit a national park, unplug and see the world in a new light.
- Get Some Shade – Sunglasses are not just a style statement; the regular use of sunglasses can help reduce harmful effects from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays that can induce the onset of cataracts, macular degeneration and pterygium, a tissue growth that can cause astigmatism. The National Eye Institute recommends wearing sunglasses with 99-100% UVA and UVB protection. All Revo eyewear features UVA and UVB protection as part of the Revo Light Management System™, the groundbreaking lens technology and innovation that provides the clearest and most advanced high-contrast polarized sunglasses available.
- Give The Gift Of Sight – A purchase of new sunglasses this season can make a difference in the eye health of underserved communities worldwide. Revo is committed to preventing vision impairment and blindness in more than 5 million children and adults by 2020 through a partnership with the Brien Holden Vision Institute and the Buy Vision Give Sight campaign. When you buy Revo sunglasses, Revo donates $10 a pair, up to $10 million, to help those fighting for their sight.
Founded in 1985, Revo quickly became a global performance eyewear brand known as the leader in polarized lens technology. Revo sunglasses were first created by utilizing lens technology developed by NASA as solar protection for satellites. Three decades later, Revo continues to build on its rich tradition of technology and innovation by offering the clearest and most advanced high-contrast eyewear in the world. Visit www.revo.com
ABOUT BRIEN HOLDEN VISION INSTITUTE
Brien Holden Vision Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing creative and advanced solutions to ensure the provision of vision for everyone, everywhere. The Institute's mission includes developing new solutions for vision care, especially refractive error and early disease detection, and to eliminate vision impairment and avoidable blindness, thereby raising the quality of life for all people, everywhere and helping to reduce disability and poverty for those in need.
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