Healthy Vision

HEALTHY VISIONTM with Dr. Val Jones seeks to close the gap between vision care attitudes and behaviors by providing listeners with timely and relevant information and helpful resources to help them manage eye health for themselves and … their families. The program is supported by ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses.

NEW! HEALTHY VISIONTM with Dr. Val Jones: Driving in the Dark

When you are behind the wheel of a car, your eyes are constantly on the move and at night, tasks can become even more difficult for some drivers. On the new episode of Healthy Vision with Val JonesTM, optometrist Dr. Cristina Schnider and John Ulczycki of the National Safety Council join Dr. Val to talk about what happens to your eyes in the dark and how you can take better care of your eyes – and your car – to improve your nighttime driving.


NEW! HEALTHY VISIONTM with Dr. Val Jones: Vision and Performance in Sports – Complete Show #3

Vision, just like speed and strength, is an important component in how well you play your sport. On the new edition of Healthy VisionTM with Dr. Val Jones, optometrist and researcher Graham Erickson, O.D. talks with Dr. Val about the relationship between vision and sports performance, and Olympic champion sprinter Allyson Felix explains how good vision helps her cross the finish line ahead of the pack.


HEALTHY VISIONTM with Dr. Val Jones: Children and Vision – Complete Show #2

This show highlights the importance of good vision to children’s performance in school, sports, and life. Dori Carlson, O.D., president, American Optometric Association talks to Dr. Val about the importance of catching children’s vision problems early on; Optometrist and researcher Jeffrey Walline, O.D. and Clinical Psychology Professor Mitchell Prinstein. Ph.D. share research and offer advice to parents on how to know if your child is ready for contacts. All-American actress Meaghan Martin tells Dr. Val about how she overcame “poke-a-phobia” and offers advice to teenagers on what they can do to improve their self esteem.

- Making Children’s Vision a Health Priority

According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), one-in-four school-aged children suffer from an undetected or untreated vision problem. While most school vision screenings can and do catch some types of vision problems, they do have their limitations. AOA president Dori Carlson, O.D joins Dr. Val to talk about the importance of catching children’s vision problems early on.

- Contact Lenses

Optometrist and researcher Jeffrey Walline, O.D. and Clinical Psychology Professor Mitchell Prinstein. Ph.D. join Dr. Val to share research results which suggest that contact lenses may have added benefits to children beyond vision correction, and offer advice to parents on how to know if your child is ready for contacts. All-American actress Meaghan Martin tells Dr. Val about how she overcame “poke-a-phobia” and offers advice to teenagers on what they can do to improve their self esteem.


HEALTHY VISIONTM with Dr. Val Jones: Eye Health and Wellness – Complete Show #1

Dr. Val is joined by leading experts from around the country to take a close look at three vital areas to maintaining eye health and wellness: regular eye exams, contact lens compliance and protecting eyes from harmful UV rays

- What’s in an Eye Exam?

Learn why an eye exam is important beginning in infancy and how eye care professionals can identify some medical conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, just by looking in your eyes.

- Are You Contact Lens Compliant?

Research shows that many contact lens wearers are significantly non-compliant when it comes to taking care of their contacts. Hear from the author of a recently published study that looked at the wear and care habits of contact lens wearers, learn the risks associated with not following your eye doctor’s instructions, and find out about a free tool to help you remember when to change your lenses on time.

- Protecting Your Eyes from the Sun

Did you know it’s just as important to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays as it is to shield your skin from the sun? Learn about the risks of not protecting your eyes from ultraviolet (UV) rays, beginning in childhood, and how you can get added protection to your sunglasses.


Disclosure: Dr. Val Jones is a paid consultant for VISTAKON®, Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.