“Vision Health” will be the topic for the upcoming Ladies Night Out program Tuesday, Jan. 25, beginning at 6:30 p.m. According to the National Eye Institute, millions of people have problems with their vision every year. The most common vision problems are refractive errors, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. Some steps to maintain healthy vision include: eating fruits and vegetables, keeping a healthy weight, avoiding cigarette smoking, and having eye exams. The Ladies Night Out speakers will be Tony Angel with the Franklin Lions Club and Dr. Frank Killian with Asheville Eye Associates. In addition to the health education program, Ladies Night Out participants can take part in a screening before the program courtesy of the Franklin Lions Club.
Appointments are limited and required for this screening. Call Bonnie Peggs at (828)349-6639 or Jennifer Hollifield at (828)349-2439 for an appointment. Ladies Night Out is a partnership between Macon County Public Health and Angel Medical Center to provide free monthly programs on a variety of health topics for women with an emphasis on the importance of regular health screenings. The Franklin Bi-Lo is the corporate sponsor of the programs and provides snacks and a door prize each month. These programs are held the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at AMC.