May is Healthy Vision Month

May is Healthy Vision Month

the finest eye exams in Colorado are at EuropticsIn 2003, the National Eye Institute established May as Healthy Vision Month. During this annual observance, Americans are encouraged to make their eye health a priority and learn how to keep their eyes healthy and safe. Why is Healthy Vision Month important? Healthy Vision Month is important because more than 23 million Americans age 18 and older have never had an eye exam, according to a national survey conducted by National Eye Institute. The reason: Most say they don’t think they have an eye problem. In fact: Many eye diseases don’t have symptoms in their early stages, so without an eye exam, they can’t know. And there are worrying predictions: By 2030, 11.4 million people will have diabetic retinopathy, 4.2 million will have glaucoma, and 3.7 million will have age-related macular degeneration. Healthy Vision Month encourages people to take steps to protect their sight. So during May (and quite frankly every month of the year), we encourage you to follow these five simple suggestions:

  • Live a Healthy Lifestyle: Maintain a healthy weight and eat foods like fish and dark leafy green vegetables to lower your risk of eye disease. And don’t smoke—it’s as bad for your eyes as it is for the rest of your body.
  • Know Your Family History: Genetics are a factor in eye disease, including diseases that are the leading causes of blindness. Talk to your family members about their eye health history.
  • Use Protective Eyewear: Safety glasses or goggles can protect your eyes at work and at play. Talk to us about the right protective eyewear for your sport or job.
  • Wear Sunglasses: Protect your eyes by choosing sunglasses that block out 99 to 100% of both UVA and UVB radiation.
  • Get a Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exam: It’s the best way to know if your eyes are healthy and you’re seeing your best. Schedule an exam with one of our doctors today!


Europtics Temporary Hours


In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and State of Colorado guidelines to help stem the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, we are making the following changes to our hours of operations effective, Sunday, March 22nd.


Europtics Cherry Creek North will be open from 9 AM - 4 PM Tuesday through Friday, 12 Noon – 4 PM Saturday, and will be closed on Sundays and Mondays.


Europtics Greenwood Village will be open Tuesday – Friday, 11 AM – 6 PM and 12 Noon – 4 PM Saturday, and will be closed Sundays and Mondays.


Europtics Aspen Grove will be closed. All eyewear for pickup will be available at our Greenwood Village location during their new temporary hours.


Europtics Promenade at Briargate location in Colorado Springs will be open Tuesday – Friday, 11 AM – 6 PM and 12 Noon – 4 PM Saturday, and will be closed Sundays and Mondays.


These temporary hours will remain in place until Sunday, April 5th, at which time they will be re-evaluated based on ever-changing conditions in each of our communities.


Europtics will still be available for essential and urgent eye care needs. We are able to provide curbside pickup and adjustments as needed. The optometrists at Europtics have agreed to extend contact lens prescriptions on a case by case basis. Please contact us via email or by calling 303.321.3000.


We hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy and that we will see all our customer’s and patient’s warm smiles again soon.


The Europtics Team