September is Healthy Aging Month, and our focus this month is to promote and remind ourselves about the importance of eye care. As the years’ pass, our personal health becomes more of a concern, and your eyes should not be overlooked. Similar to visits with your primary care physician, it is recommended to have your eyes checked regularly by your eye care professionals at Eye Center, Inc.
Symptoms that should be evaluated by your eye doctor:
- Blurry vision or sudden changes in vision
- Light or glare sensitivity
- Flashes of light or new floaters in your vision
- Eye pain
- Redness or swelling
If you have not experienced problems with your eye health or eyesight, you should still report annually for a comprehensive eye exam. Common ocular conditions such as Glaucoma, Cataracts, Macular Degeneration, and Dry Eye Syndrome may not present with symptoms right away, but it is important to detect them in their early stages and treat or monitor as necessary.
Daily Health Tips:
There are also a few lifestyle modifications you can make in order to become proactive about your eye health, like taking a multivitamin, eating more fruits and vegetables, protecting your eyes from sunlight (wear sunglasses or a large hat), and taking frequent breaks when using the phone or computer. It is also recommended not to smoke, as smoking is associated with conditions that negatively affect our eye health.
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