Start the New Year Out Right with 100% Sight!

Contact Lenses 101
December 18, 2018
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month
January 8, 2019

How long has it been since you had a comprehensive eye exam? If you can’t remember, it probably has been too long. Comprehensive, dilated eye exams are one of the best things you can do to support eye health and achieve your best sight. Millions of people face problems with their vision every year. Some problems can cause permanent vision loss–even blindness–while more common eye problems can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. Don’t take risks with your eye health. Schedule an exam today to ensure your eyes are free from disease or issues.

Eye care is an essential part of any healthy lifestyle. Regular exercise, eating a balanced diet, watching your weight and making sure you have your eyes checked regularly doesn’t just keep your vision in tip-top condition, but these measures can also help in the detection of long-term health issues such as diabetes, which can lead to permanent eye damage.

As part of the federal government’s National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Eye Institute is devoted to: “supporting research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, mechanisms of visual function, preservation of sight, and the special health problems and requirements of the blind.” They offer the following tips for maintaining excellent eye health:

  • Schedule regular comprehensive eye exams
  • Know your family’s eye health history to watch out for hereditary issues
  • Eat right to protect your sight–vegetables, fruits, leafy greens, omega-3s
  • Maintain a healthy weight–obesity can lead to diabetes and other systemic issues that put your sight at risk.
  • Use protective eyewear during sports, hobbies or work
  • Quit smoking–smoking is linked to macular degeneration, cataract, and optic nerve damage
  • Protect your eyes from the sun using sunglasses
  • Practice the 20-20-20 rule if you log lots of time behind a computer–every 20 minutes, look away about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds to reduce eyestrain.
  • Avoid infection by washing your hands before putting in contact lenses or touching your eyes
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