Thursday, Apr 30, 2015
If left unattended, an eye condition can seriously impair your vision. For example, of the 24 million people in the United States who suffer from cataracts, or blurred vision, half go without treatment. Visits to the doctor are essential for your body’s health – including your eyes. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness and visual impairment in the United States. It’s estimated that over 3 million people with glaucoma are undiagnosed because there are no immediate symptoms.
May is Healthy Vision Month, a great time for you, your family, and friends to see an eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam. Since seeing affects almost everything we do, it’s important to protect your eyes. Here are several ways to retain good vision:
Many people believe that eating carrots improves eyesight but eating a variety of green leafy vegetables can also keep your eyes healthy. Maintaining a healthy weight and regular exercise also benefits eye health.
Where’d Ya Get Those Peepers?
Talk to your relatives about their eye health. The most common eye diseases are hereditary, so it’s important to know if anyone in your family has been diagnosed with an eye disease or condition.
Eyewear Is Not Just for Spies
Nearly 44 percent of eye injuries happen at home. Wearing protective eyewear during household chores, on the job, or playing sports keeps your eyes safe.
All of these tips are helpful tools for retaining good vision but regular checkups with your doctor will ensure your vision stays clear.
Need an exam? Schedule an appointment with Harbin Clinic Eye Center at 762-235-3200 and see an eye specialist today.