Big Bend Family Eye Care understands that our eyes are an important part of your health. How difficult could this world be without or vision? We love to help people improve their vision and know that healthy vision is completely achievable. There are many things you can do to keep them healthy and make sure you are seeing your best. Follow these simple steps for maintaining healthy vision well into your golden years.
“It’s important to know if anyone has been diagnosed with a disease or condition, as many are hereditary.”
Between having annual comprehensive eye exams, healthy eating and a little genetic luck, your vision may last a little longer.
Comprehensive Eye Exam
You might think your vision is fine or that your eyes are healthy, but visiting your eye care professional for a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to really 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 diabetic eye disease (glaucoma, cataract, and diabetic retinopathy) and age-related macular degeneration often have no warning signs. A dilated eye exam is the only way to detect these diseases in their early stages.
Family’s Eye Health History
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, as many are hereditary. This information will help you determine if you are at higher risk for developing an eye disease or condition.
You’ve heard carrots are good for your eyes. But 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, too. Research has also shown there are eye health benefits from eating fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, tuna, and halibut.