Keeping Your Eyes Healthy

Presented by Midwest Eye Consultants

Published in: Update - Issue 1 - 2017 »   
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At Midwest Eye Consultants, our priority is to ensure your healthy vision. We do this by providing a comprehensive, dilated eye exam. However, there are many additional ways for you to help keep your eyes in tip-top shape!

Dilated Eye Exam

You might think your vision is fine or that your eyes are healthy, but having a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to be sure. When it comes to common vision problems, some people don’t realize they could see better with glasses or contact lenses. In addition, many common eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease and age-related macular degeneration often have no warning signs. A dilated eye exam allows your eye doctor to take a good look at the back of your eyes and examine them for any signs of damage or disease, thus enabling them to detect diseases or disorders in their early stages.

Know Your Family’s Eye Health History

Did you know that many eye diseases and conditions are hereditary? Talk to your family members about their eye health history. It’s important to know if anyone has been diagnosed with a disease or condition so that your eye doctor can determine if you are at higher risk for developing those disorders.

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What You Eat Impacts Your Eyes

You’ve heard carrots are good for your eyes. Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, particularly dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale, or collard greens is important for keeping your eyes healthy. Research has also shown there are eye health benefits from eating fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, tuna and halibut. Check us out on Facebook for eye healthy recipes!

Sunwear All Year Round

Sunglasses are a great fashion accessory, but their most important job is to protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Look for sunwear that blocks out 99 to 100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B radiation.

Keeping Your Eyes Healthy

For additional information about keeping your eyes healthy visit us at midwesteyeconsultants.com.