Men’s Health Month: Eye Health

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – June is ‘Men’s Health Month’. This morning Dr. Nathaniel Roland with Eye Associates of New Mexico stopped by with why it’s so important everyone get yearly eye exams. It is our vision, after all, why wouldn’t you want to make sure your eyes are as healthy as they can be?

Dr. Roland stresses that while you may have good vision and no pain or other discomfort in your eyes, you still need to get your exam. An exam can pick up on other issues that may be at hand without you realizing. Your eye health can also be indicative of health problems going on in the rest of your body, too. You may find you’re at risk for complications like diabetes, (cardio)vascular issues, and strokes.

There are also ways to protect your eyes against harm. Dr. Roland provides a few tips on choosing the right sunglasses, which can make a very big difference in level of protection. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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