It’s easy to think that our eyes are healthy. Changes to our vision usually occur gradually, and any symptoms from disease are subtle enough that we don’t always notice them before it’s too late. You can have an eye problem and not know it, which is one of the many reasons why it’s important to keep to regular checkups with your eye doctor at Vision Optical; in many cases, your eye doctor will be able to diagnose symptoms of disease long before they become apparent. And when eye disease progresses to the stage when symptoms are noticeable, the damage done is both severe and in most cases irreversible.
There are many ways to keep your eyes healthy. First, it’s important to keep your eyes safe from the sun’s harmful rays. Yes, it’s the springtime and a terrific time to enjoy the outdoors, but remember to wear sunglasses that protect against UV rays. And if you need a pair of prescription sunglasses, or would like to speak with your eye doctor about the options available to you, then don’t hesitate. Sunglasses are built in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit most everyone’s unique style. And if you participate in sports or exercises that could have the potential to harm the eyes, remember to wear protective equipment to prevent injury.
Keeping a quality diet is a tip to keep the whole body healthy. Certain foods, such as those high in Omega-3 fatty acids are good for the eyes. Vegetables and fruits such as kale and collard greens, blueberries, etc., are also chock-full of good things to bolster eye health.
It’s also important to stay active. No, exercise alone does not strengthen the eyes along with the body, but it does help to ward away diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, both of which can have a tremendously devastating impact on eye health.
Keep to regular visits at the interval recommended by your eye doctor at Vision Optical. If you or someone you care about is due for visit, don’t procrastinate and call today.