by Caroline Cauchi, OD
Some of the most dangerous eye conditions start very quietly, causing no symptoms in the early stages. This is why it’s important to be proactive about your visual health. Read on as your eye doctor from Vision Solutions shares some helpful tips on keeping your eyes in good shape.
Healthy Living Is Key
Foods like leafy greens, cold-water fish and citrus fruits are rich sources of eye-friendly nutrients that help ward off eye diseases, including cataracts and macular degeneration. In addition, regular exercise helps ensure adequate blood flow to your eyes. It’s also a good idea to quit habits that could impair your eyesight, such as smoking.
Have Regular Eye Exams
A comprehensive eye exam is an effective tool that can help detect underlying visual changes. Undergoing one routinely makes eye disease identification easier and faster. The sooner we diagnose an eye condition, the sooner we can provide effective treatment.
Know Your Family’s Eye History and Common Signs of Vision Problems
Keep in mind that heredity increases your risk of developing certain eye illnesses. Be aware of conditions that run in your family; they’ll serve as our guide when creating an eye care plan tailored to you unique needs. We also advise being familiar with common signs of eye problems, such as frequent eye strain, blurry eyesight or dimmed vision.
Always Use Proper Eyewear
Whether you’re playing sports or just doing outdoor chores, use the correct and appropriate safety eyewear. Wearing UV-protective eyeglasses or sunglasses when spending time outdoors is also necessary to prevent UV-related eye conditions, like cataracts, macular degeneration and corneal sunburns.
For more ways to protect your eyesight, call us at (619) 461-4913 or complete our form. We serve La Mesa, CA, and the surrounding areas.