Some eye problems are minor and fleeting. Others, however, can lead to permanent loss of vision. As eye diseases often develop without symptoms, regular check-ups are essential in early detection and treatment of serious eye problems. We can also lower our risk of eye diseases and vision loss if we avoid smoking, eat healthy, stay active, control our blood pressure and protect our eyes from exposure to the sun. Our OCOMED program is an integrated approach to eye health that focuses on vision care by providing quality health information, services and products.