Vision is an essential part of everyday life, yet millions of Americans live with ocular impairment and don’t practice vision health. This puts many at risk of injury and disease. The goal at Accent Eye Care is to provide the highest quality vision care, eyewear, exams, therapy, and more to Phoenix, Arizona. Our eye care center offers comprehensive vision services for patients of all ages!
Why Are Your Eyes So Important?
The eyes are an essential component to overall health but they are often overlooked because the symptoms of disease can be sneaky. However, vision health plays a far more important role in your life than can be left to chance. Good eyesight can help keep you safe in many conditions. Driving, for example, could be potentially fatal with poor vision. Even athletes benefit from the improved coordination, balance, and reflex that 2020 sight provides.
Don’t Skip Your Exams!
Most Americans ignore their routine screenings and exams because their vision health seems fine. However, routine checkups should never be ignored. The fact of the matter is many ocular conditions have symptoms that only a comprehensive dilated exam can detect. These conditions can include:
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Macular Degeneration
Tips for Maintaining Good Vision Health
Aside from attending your routine exams, here are a few tips to help you maintain peak ocular performance:
- While there is some truth to carrots helping your vision, it is far more beneficial to maintain a vitamin rich diet. This includes protein, fruits, and lots of green vegetables.
- Always wear protective lenses when performing dangerous activities. This could mean wearing goggles during a chemistry lab or sunglasses while golfing. It may seem unlikely but UV rays can even cause cancer in the eyes and speed up cataract development.
- Practice good hygiene. This really cannot be stressed enough. Wash your hands and surfaces you frequently touch to avoid transferring bacteria to your eye. Also, follow your ophthalmologists instructions for proper contact lens care. Your eyes are very delicate organs that can get infected easily.
- Eye fatigue can be caused by disease or over exertion. Conditions like Presbyopia, dry eye, or allergies can cause irritation which leads to fatigue. Excessive computer use can also lead to fatigue. If you do a lot of work in front of a screen then try the 20-20-20 rule.