The Beginners Guide To Resources (Chapter 1)

Tips for Maintaining Great Eyesight Millions of Americans are suffering from severe vision loss today. There are eye diseases that are simply not preventable, but the good news is, we can do small but effective steps to decrease our chances of vision loss. Why Wearing UV Sunglasses Is Important UV-blocking sunglasses prevents skin cancer around the eye area and delay the onset of cataracts, whose formation is fast-tracked by direct sun exposure. Not all sunglasses are the same though. Of course, those that block UV rays completely work the best. Say No to Smoking
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There is overwhelming evidence that smoking tobacco is unhealthy for the body, including the eyes. Specifically, this practice has been associated with cataracts and age -related macular degeneration (AMD).
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Proper Nutrition Any person’s retinal functions can suffer when he is vitamin-deficient. Studies have proven that vitamins C and E, lutein, omega-e fatty acids, zeaxanthin, and zinc are all helpful in preventing AMD. Getting a Baseline Eye Exam Even if you have no known eye disease risk factors, it’s still important to undergo baseline eye screening when you turn 40, the age when vision impairment and eye disease usually begin. Whether you need treatment or follow-up exams, your opthalmologist will decide. Indoor Eye Protection For most projects and activities around the home, you can use standard ANSI-approved eyewear. For sports eye protection, you should wear eyewear approved by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) or by your sport’s governing body. Your Family History Glaucoma, cataract, AMD and many other eye diseases tend to run in the family, so take the time to know your family history so you know your risks and can take preventive steps early on when necessary. Working with an Eye Care Professional Be sure to see the right eye care professional for your specific condition. There will be opticians and optometrists, and there will be ophthalmologists, who are basically your full-spectrum eye pros who can provide eye care across all levels, from surgery to prescribing eyeglasses. Correct Use of Contact Lenses Contact lens abuse, such as using expired solutions, wetting contacts with saliva, and wearing disposable contacts after their expiration, can cause vision loss, corneal ulcers and severe pain. Understanding Eye Fatigue The 20-20-20 rule comes in handy for computer-related eye strain: once every 20 minutes, look away from your work, fix your eyes on anything about 20 feet away from you, and carry on for 20 seconds. Should your eye fatigue remain, you have to see an eye professional. You might be candidate for presbyopia or dry eye. Eye care is crucial to all of us – not that there is a need to state that. But sometimes, in our busy lives, we tend to forget our most basic needs, such as healthy eyes and great vision.