May is ‘Healthy Vision Month’: Lebanon, TN Low Vision Optometrist, Dr. John Pino Urges Those Living in Tennessee to Make Eye Health a Top Priority

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Dr John Pino spends twelve months of the year helping patients with vision-limiting conditions. However, to coincide with May’s ‘Healthy Vision Month’, Dr Pino is taking extra steps to urge every Tennessean get an eye exam, know their family’s eye history and take positive action to ensure prolonged good vision.

“My patients have to adjust to a new life after vision loss. While I often can’t regain 100% of the vision they had before, I can certainly improve it dramatically,” says Dr Pino

While most only reluctantly book an eye exam after repeated reminders from their clinic, Dr Pino who has offices in Lebanon, Columbia and Knoxville, Tennessee is urging everyone from Tennessee to make their eye health a priority during May’s ‘Healthy Vision Month’.

With rates of Macular Degeneration and other vision-limiting conditions on the rise, Dr. Pino encourages each individual to take action now to preserve their eye health for life.

Dr. Pino recommends the following steps:
1. Get a dilated eye exam. It's the best way to catch eye diseases early, and with many, there are no warning signs.
2. Clarify family history. Macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetes can all cause blindness. A family history of any of these makes an individual’s chances of inheriting it higher. Earlier detection can lead to better outcomes and less expensive treatments.
3. Wear sunglasses. The sun's rays can be bad for skin and just as bad for eyes. Studies have linked ultraviolet light to cancer and to macular degeneration.
4. Eat right and exercise. Eating the right foods can reduce inflammation and provide the body with the kind of nutrients necessary to protect against disease. If you someone has a family history of macular degeneration, a supplement with lutein, zeaxanthin, and zinc may help.


“My patients have to adjust to a new life after vision loss. While I often can’t regain 100% of the vision they had before, I can certainly improve it dramatically,” says Dr Pino “However, prevention is better than cure and the above simple steps can make a world of difference. Eye exams tend to be something most don’t jump to book but, to the patients that come to me, it’s the most important appointment of the year that they didn’t make.”

Continuing, “Healthy Vision Month is the perfect time for me to be promoting this push. Take action now and, if your eye health isn’t as good as it could be, get in touch with us to see how we can transform your life. This is especially important if you are frustrated with your level of vision and have been told nothing can be done, or if you’re having trouble reading/driving and have problems reading small print. We can help.”

To learn more about life after vision loss, contact Dr Pino at 855-405-8800 or visit

About Dr. John Pino:

Dr. John Pino has been providing primary eye care for 26 years in Middle Tennessee. As clinical director of one of the largest Optometric practices in Tennessee, Dr. Pino focuses on providing the latest technology to his patients. He is a member of both the American Optometric Association and the Tennessee Optometric Association. Dr. Pino is also a fellow of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists, an elite group of only 31 professionals worldwide. He is passionate about helping people regain their ability to perform certain visual tasks like driving, reading, or watching television.

Dr. Pino also holds a Ph.D. in the field of nutrition. He places great emphasis on the importance of nutrition with his patients. As a former cancer survivor, he is passionate about empowering people to live healthier and happier lives. Dr. Pino is also a Professional Health Coach, and he enjoys lecturing and doing research in the field of nutrition. Dr. Pino, a native of the great state of Tennessee, resides in Lebanon, Tennessee, where he practices. He has been happily married for 30 years and has two sons. Dr. Pino provides Low Vision Care throughout the state of Tennessee.

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