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Tough Times Call for Tough Decisions

POSTED ON January 28, 2009

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There is no question that we are in a very tough time from an economic standpoint.  We have all seen the news highlighting companies making cuts, rising unemployment rates and foreclosures.  What this does is force everyone to tighten their belts and make some tough decisions in terms of their budgets, where they will spend money and where they will make sacrifices. The scary part of this scenario comes when I read articles about how people are ...

There is no question that we are in a very tough time from an economic standpoint.  We have all seen the news highlighting companies making cuts, rising unemployment rates and foreclosures.  What this does is force everyone to tighten their belts and make some tough decisions in terms of their budgets, where they will spend money and where they will make sacrifices.

The scary part of this scenario comes when I read articles about how people are considering holding off on health care visits and making that an area to cut.  This tends to be a short term gain, long term loss.  While holding off and delaying a doctor visit will help you to save money in the short term, you are opening yourself up for potential long term harm by not taking care of your body.  In terms of your eyes, you need to see the best eye doctor you possibly can and see him or her on a routine schedule.  Contact lens wearers need to adhere to an annual schedule more than anyone as they are putting a prescriptive material directly on their eye.  Just because your eye “feels fine” doesn’t mean that you aren’t depriving your cornea of much needed oxygen due to overuse of your lenses and not following the lens wearing schedule.  These are the types of things that can be seen during an annual eye examination with a Dr. Tavel Vision Doctor and will help you prevent serious eye diseases.

So as you focus on what is truly important, please don’t take your health for granted or as something that can be put off or made out to be a line item on a budget.  Focus on your eye care, focus on your children’s eye care and see your health as the best investment you can make.

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