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Let’s Celebrate National Health Education Week!

October 1, 2018

When was the last time you visited your doctor?

Even if you’ve been feeling good lately, you should see your doctor for regular checkups. Your health is one of the most precious things you have, so you shouldn’t overlook the importance of prevention.

However, if you need a friendly reminder, the National Health Education Week is celebrated from October 15th to October 19th. The event is sponsored by the Society for Public Health Education, and its objective is to raise awareness on major public health issues. It’s also a great opportunity to discuss how health education plays a role in promoting healthy habits in our communities.

Here’s the best part: You can join the cause, too! Share a post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or SnapChat using the hashtag #MyImpact to tell the world what you are doing to positively impact health promotion.

Dry Eye

Of course, our wonderful team at Texarkana Eye Associates couldn’t miss the opportunity to talk about eye health. That’s why we chose a topic that is one of the most common reasons why patients visit our eye doctors: dry eye.

Dry Eye Syndrome is caused by a lack of sufficient lubrication on the surface of the eye. You might never have thought about it, but there are tears in your eyes even when you don’t feel like crying. They’re necessary to keep your eyes moisturized and to protect them from bacteria.

Without proper lubrication, you might experience some of these symptoms:

  • Burning sensation
  • Itchy eyes
  • Redness
  • Blurry vision
  • Photophobia

Fortunately, the treatment for most cases of dry eye is easy, effective, and inexpensive: Using artificial tears routinely. Your doctor might prescribe eye medication or recommend an in-office procedure as necessary, though. It all depends on the severity of your symptoms and characteristics of your eye.

If you need more information about eye health, don’t forget to check out our blog regularly. We are always covering very interesting topics like foods for healthy eyes, and tips for keeping your eyes healthy. You can also contact us through our website or by calling us at (903) 838-0783 to book an appointment.