See Your Optometrist Every Year
It’s been said that the eyes are the window of the soul. Your eyes are an important part of your well-being. Even if you have perfect vision when you’re young, your eyes still age and deteriorate over time, which makes seeing your eye doctor important to your health. Some eye diseases, such as glaucoma, don’t have any symptoms until the disease is more advanced. However, it can be detected by your optometrist in its early stages.
One way the eye doctor examines your eyes is a comprehensive dilated eye exam. This is in addition to your vision exam. When your eyes are dilated, it opens the pupils to allow more light in your eye. This allows the optometrist to look at the back of your eyes more effectively to see any signs of disease or damage.
Six Tips for Healthy Eyes
Annual eye exams in are a good start in taking care of your eyesight, but there are many things you can do every day to ensure healthy eyes.
- Eat lots of fruits and vegetables high in vitamins A, C, and E
- Stop smoking
- Wear sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection
- Look away from your computer screen for 30 seconds every 30 minutes
- Always use safety eye gear when playing sports or in a hazardous job
- Maintain a healthy weight
Know Your Family History
Many eye problems are hereditary. If you know your family’s eye health history, you can discuss these conditions with us and determine what your risk factor for developing future problems is. By taking care of your eyes, you may prevent early onset of a condition and deal with it more effectively.
See Your Eye Doctor Annually
Make an appointment with your optometrist every year. Call Opti-Care at (410) 795-8670 or use our easy online form to contact our office. Keep your eyes healthy to see your best throughout your golden years.