It is important to protect your eyes from UV radiation from the sun with sunglasses.

It is important to protect your eyes from UV radiation from the sun with sunglasses.

Hello. I’m Dr. Dhavid Cooper, CEO of August is National Eye Exam Month and I thought I’d take a few minutes of your time to remind you of the importance of having annual eye exams.

Back in the early days as an eye doctor in South Africa, I got acquainted first hand with the devastating impact that lack of regular eye care can cause. Thousands of cases of glaucoma, cataract, retinal detachment and macular degeneration could have been alleviated and remedied if they had been detected early enough.

In the United States, we are extremely fortunate to have easy access to over 40,000 competent and professional eye doctors, many of them available within a short distance of our homes and offices. If you, your child or any family member are experiencing any of the following issues such as frequent eye rubbing or blinking, short attention span, avoiding reading, headaches, covering one eye or tilting the head to one side or even having difficulty remembering what you read, then please consider visiting an eye doctor today.

Eye exams can also detect reasons why a child may be under performing in sports. To be effective in sports, you need clear distance vision, good depth perception, a wide field of vision, effective eye-hand coordination and eyeglasses, contact lenses or vision therapy can solve or remedy these problems.

And, lastly, it is also important for all children to protect their eyes from damage caused by ultraviolet radiation in sunlight. Sunglasses and hats are needed by all of us to protect our eyes outdoors.

Please make an appointment for an exam with your eye doctor today. If I or any of my staff can be of any help to you or if you have any questions we can help you with, please contact us through our customer service team at 1-800-248-9427 at Whether you get your eyewear from us or your doctor, we are here to guide you.

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