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Ways to protect your vision

Published On: Mar 11 2013 02:01:01 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 26 2013 02:47:23 PM CDT
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(NewsUSA) - Podcasts provide a quick and convenient way to learn about your health and wellbeing. On Healthy Vision With Dr. Val Jones, Val Jones, M.D. and a team of experts provide listeners with timely and relevant information and helpful resources to help them manage eye health for themselves and their families. This free series of podcasts is downloadable from iTunes and BlogTalkRadio. Topics touch on vision and everyday activities, from sports and vision to night driving:

UV Protection -- Most people know that exposure to the sun can damage their skin. However, did you know that extended exposure to the same harmful ultraviolet rays can also damage your eyes? This episode teaches about the importance of protecting your body from the sun's rays.

Eye Protection and Protective Eyewear -- More than 600,000 eye injuries related to sports and recreation occur each year. In fact, sports represent the No. 1 cause of eye injuries in children under the age of 16. Learn about the importance of eye protection and protective eyewear for children of all ages.

Computer Vision -- Studies have found that people who spend many hours a day working or playing games on a computer and/or texting on their cell phones, can suffer from eye discomfort, headaches and fatigue. On this show, an expert explains what happens to our eyes while using these devices and offers tips on what we can do to minimize or prevent eye strain discomfort and fatigue from computer or mobile device use.

Vision and Performance in Sports -- Vision, just like speed and strength, is an important component in how well you play your sport. A researcher and an Olympic champion join Dr. Val to talk about the relationship between vision and sports performance.

Driving in the Dark -- Nearly one of every three drivers on the road say they have difficulty seeing all or most of the time while driving in the dark. Two experts join Dr. Val to talk about what happens to your eyes in the dark and how you can take better care of your eyes -- and your car -- to improve your nighttime driving.

Tune in to listen here: http://bit.ly/healthyvisionpodcast.

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