Dr. Lisa Gontarek discusses why eye care is important to overall health


Over the last 16 months, we’ve heard a lot about our physical and mental health. In addition to increased instances of anxiety, depression and COVID-fueled weight gain or loss, our eyes have experienced new stresses caused by reliance on technology as we find new ways to work, learn and socialize.

In fact, a new survey by VSP Vision Care reported that two-thirds of respondents experienced some degree of eye discomfort every day, and nearly a quarter said their eyes felt worse now than they did a year ago. With summer temperatures and outdoor activities here, it’s the perfect time to put down your screens and focus on your visual health.


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