Published on December 01, 2018

Protect Your Peepers

From breathtaking sunsets to silly smiles, so much of life’s beauty is visual. There’s always something more to see. That’s why it’s good to set your sights on caring for your eyes.person with thumb and first finger around eyes

Vision changes are a normal part of aging. In fact, most people find themselves reaching for reading glasses once they hit their 40s. Sometimes, other more serious age-related vision problems, such as cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration may develop. Women in particular are at a higher risk for vision loss or blindness caused by these conditions.

The same steps that keep your body healthy also help your eyesight stay sharp. That means:

  • Eating healthy
  • Exercising often
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Quitting cigarettes
  • Seeing your eye doctor, also known as an ophthalmologist, at least once every two years (once a year if you’re 60+)
  • Stepping away from screen time more often
  • Wearing shades outside

While regular eye exams are a must, pay attention to changes in your vision between exams. Don’t ignore any of the following signs and symptoms, especially if they stick around for longer than a few days. Call your eye doctor if you have:

  • Blurry, hazy or double vision
  • Constant eye pain and swelling
  • Discharge
  • Floaters
  • Frequent flashes of light
  • Light sensitivity
  • Pain
  • Problems seeing in low light
  • Red and/or irritated eyes
  • Tearing
  • Vision loss

As the saying goes, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” Make sure you’re doing all it takes to hang onto your visual view of the world.

Our team of vision specialists is ready to help. From prescribing glasses and contact lenses, to treating eye disorders, to performing eye surgery, they make caring for your eyes convenient.