Focus on Eyecare for the New Year

Focus on Eyecare for the New Year

Hispanics Urged to Include Eyecare at the Top of Their New Year's Resolution List


PINELLAS PARK, Fla., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Whether it’s adjusting the ingredients in traditional holiday recipes, exercising more, or simply balancing the stress of work and family life, many Hispanics will attempt to live healthier, more active lifestyles as part of their New Year’s resolutions. A key aspect of healthy lifestyles that Hispanics often overlook is the importance of proper eyecare.

Dr. Madeline Romeu, O.D., F.A.A.O., offers tips for making healthy New Year’s resolutions a reality that can be adapted to meet any lifestyle. “Caring for your eyes means taking a holistic approach to health. It’s essential to consider everything you do that contributes to a healthy lifestyle, from eating vitamin A rich foods like bananas, beans, fish, carrots and tomatoes, to including exercise in your daily routine and wearing proper eyewear to protect your eyes while outdoors,” said Dr. Romeu. “It’s crucial to visit your eyecare professional for complete regular eye exams and to know as much as possible about your family medical history, especially if there is a record of diabetes or high blood pressure in your family, as both conditions could impact visual health.”

Exercise and activity are fundamental to overall health and wellness. As people work towards achieving a healthier lifestyle, they are often drawn outdoors for a variety of activities. While outdoor activity is enjoyable, the increased amount of time spent in the sun — whether you’re playing soccer, barbecuing or simply taking a walk — is not only a danger to the skin, but also poses a significant threat to the eyes.

Simple steps can be taken to stay protected from the sun and its harmful UV rays. Wearing sunscreen while outdoors and selecting proper everyday eyewear, such as Transitions(R) lenses, will help protect the eyes from the sun’s UV rays and will help preserve lifelong healthy sight and wellness.

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About Transitions Optical, Inc.

Transitions Optical is a joint venture of PPG Industries, Inc. and Essilor International. The first to successfully commercialize a plastic photochromic lens in 1990, today the company is a leading supplier of photochromics to optical manufacturers worldwide. Transitions Optical offers the most advanced photochromic technology and the widest selection of lens designs, materials and brand names.

Transitions(R) lenses are as clear as regular eyeglass lenses until dangerous UV rays are present. Then, the brighter the sun, the darker they get — getting as dark as sunglasses, providing protection in bright, glaring light. Since Transitions lenses darken only as much as needed, they can be worn comfortably year-round to provide convenience and 100 percent automatic UVA/UVB and glare protection every day — sunny, cloudy or in between.

For more information about the company and Transitions lenses, the first to earn the American Optometric Association’s Seal of Acceptance for Ultraviolet Absorbers/Blockers, visit or contact Transitions Optical Customer Service at (800) 848-1506 (United States) or (877) 254-2590 (Canada).


Sarah Lora


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Martha Rivera

Transitions Optical

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Focus on Eyecare for the New Year