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Happy January!

Happy New Year from Drs. Jacobs, Diaz, & staff!

Let’s welcome 2019 with a little fun. From the marvelous world of Marvel comics, you may be familiar w “spidey” sense. But, did you know some spiders have super-duper eyes as well? And, how do we know? Hasn’t everyone seen a spider take an eye test?

The New Year is the season of resolutions. Unfortunately, they fail if they’re hard to keep up with – too much time, expense or effort. These ideas, in line with our focus on eye-brain-body health, are easy and rewarding – hopefully enough to stick with thru the year.

A half-hour walk, three days a week can help you think better – and when you think better, usually you feel better, too.

Combine exercise with less snacking – eating meals thru fewer hours of the day – and you may reduce chances of lifestyle-related diseases including heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Getting back to the eyes, we’ve written before about the importance of periodic breaks to maintain comfort and efficiency during extended reading and computer work – the 20/20/20 rule: every 20 minutes, take a 20 second break and look 20 feet away. Now, there’s an app to make this simple to do.

Finally, congrats to Darlene; a wonderful staff member for the past 11 years. You may remember that a year ago she got engaged: 2019 will see her and her betrothed, Patrick, tie the knot. Be sure to wish her the best the next time you’re in the office.

Here's to the new year! May your 2019 be full of love and blessings. See you next month!