It’s Healthy Vision Month: 7 Tips for You
Many changes in eyesight happen gradually. In fact, you may not realize that you’re compensating for vision problems in one or both eyes. Unfortunately, there are also eye diseases that have no symptoms in the early stages. If you are not having comprehensive eye exams on a regular basis, you may be living day-to-day with impaired vision or, more worrisome, experiencing permanent vision damage – all without your knowledge.
We don’t want this news to be all gloom and doom! There are ways you can protect your eyesight and promote healthy vision. We’ve assembled 7 tips that you can start incorporating into your life right now:
- Have eye exams at least every 2 years (more often if you have a history of eye disease, are diabetic, etc.)
- Stop smoking.
- Maintain a healthy weight by consuming fresh, colorful foods; avoiding fried, processed and fatty foods and staying active.
- Wear protective glasses when playing sports, working on a computer, doing yard work, performing hazardous jobs, etc.
- Wear sunglasses with 99-100% UVA and UVB protection – every day. Visit our optical shops to see our selection of prescription and non-prescription sunglasses.
- Practice good contact lens hygiene.
- Research your family history of eye diseases – some are hereditary.
If you are experiencing any vision changes or problems such as pain, double vision, spots or flashes in vision, etc., schedule an eye exam with our team right away.
Par or Mar? Blurry Vision Can Ruin Your Golf Game!
The difference between achieving par or a double bogey (or worse) on the golf course may not be in the quality of your swing or putt. It may be in your vision.
- Refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism) cause your vision to be blurry at different distances. If you don’t have the right prescription lenses, or if you choose not to wear them, you won’t see clearly.
- Cataracts gradually cause your vision to become cloudy, dull and yellowed. Wearing lenses won’t correct cataracts.
May is Golf Month
Golf is challenging enough without having to play it through a haze. If you’re tired of hassling with glasses or contacts on the course – or if you’ve noticed that the fairway isn’t as crisp and clear as it used to be – we’d be happy to assess your vision and let you know about treatment options. LASIK or cataract surgery could be life (and game) changing for you! Most of our LASIK patients achieve 20/20 vision after the procedure. And many of our cataract patients who choose advanced replacement lenses don’t have to wear glasses (even readers) after surgery!
We’d love to tell you more. Contact us at (702) 820-5523 to schedule a consultation today.
Eye Care Tip of the Month: Contacts & Water
Never clean your contact lenses with tap water (or other unsterile water sources). Most water contains germs that can cause painful eye infections. Likewise, never use your own saliva to clean your contacts. Instead, use a new supply of sterile cleaning solution every time you rinse or store your contacts.