Caring for your vision doesn't begin and end with eyeglasses, contact lenses, and corneal modification surgeries like Lasik. There are many things you can do to maximize and protect your vision. Numerous studies report that a diet high in the nutrients lutein and zeaxanthin can help prevent diseases like macular degeneration and cataracts.
Trauma to the eye, like bruises and cuts to the eye, often are just as detrimental to vision as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. Fortunately, many injuries are preventable. Regular use of eye protection on the job, working around the house, and playing sports can prevent up to 90% of injuries to the eye.
There are other preventable dangers that can build over time. Patients can struggle with Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) and over-exposure to ultra-violet rays.
Over 10 million U.S. children suffer from undetected vision problems. These vision problems may adversely affect school performance.
An essential component of healthy vision is a regularly-scheduled comprehensive eye examination. Optometric Physicians are specially trained to detect and treat problems and conditions of the eye, and can help optimize your vision.