I recently attended a meditation event at MNDFL studio located in Washington Square Park in New York City. During the event, focused on overall personal health, I learned simple meditation exercises to practice when the body feels like it needs a readjustment. I also learned about eye health, which is generally misunderstood, and the importance of wearing sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays. I also had an opportunity to try a variety of healthy juices that had beneficial properties for maintaining eye health.

It’s so important to schedule an eye exam at least once a year. Dr. Mark Jacquot, Clinical Director & VP at LensCrafters, who spoke at the event, explained that an Optometrist can easily detect potential issues of a person’s health from a comprehensive eye exam. For example, some diseases a doctor might uncover include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes. When a person has underlying health problems, their eyes may show certain symptoms such as a white ring around the iris, blurred vision, or vessel damage. Not a pretty thought.

I decided to have my eyes tested by LensCrafters’ new state of the art eye exam called Clarifye. This digitally based exam scans and maps the unique fingerprint of your eyes. This system helps doctors get a better understanding of your vision health. When my exam was completed, I learned that I have a stigmatism and that I’m nearsighted. After a consultation with a store associate, I chose a Giorgio Armani frame (pictured) for a classic look combined with a perfect fit for the shape of my face. It’s now much easier for me to read and I no longer suffer from eyestrain after long hours on the computer. 

 The whole process taught me that I really need my eyes, as I’m sure you do too! Eye health is a big deal and an exam is simple. Thanks to LensCrafters for helping me “see the light”.