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Avoiding looking directly at the sun and wearing UV protective eye-wear is the best way to reduce damage to your eyes from the suns rays. Read the article by Tyler O’Hare, Techly, to learn more about the detriments of sun gazing.
With summer around the corner, we look forward to time outdoors in the sun. Eye protection is key to shelter your eyes from harmful Ultraviolet (UV) rays.
What makes UV rays bad for your eye health and vision? The two types of UV rays, UVA and UVB, are a form of electromagnetic radiation created by the sun and both are dangerous for your health. UVA rays damage our DNA and react with our body by causing unnatural chemical reactions. UVB rays excite the DNA molecules in our body and can revert the body’s natural recovery process, causing cell death.
Ultraviolet sun rays are the most damaging type of sunlight that can cause eye damage. To protect yourself, UV blocking sunglasses are required. Many people make the mistake of going to an all-day outdoor event without sunglasses. Some people notice that their eyes hurt the next day after taking in the sun’s rays. This eye pain is directly caused by the UV rays affecting the eyes and represents cell damage.
Although the sun’s brightness can alert you to high UV radiation, UV rays can penetrate cloud cover, so be mindful as you decide on your eye protection for the day. Regular eye checkups play a vital role in maintaining good eye health. Contact Eye Michigan to schedule your eye exam.
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There are many different lifestyle changes you can make to improve your eyesight. From using the correct prescription, wearing your glasses properly, to adequate lighting and breaks during screen time…to name a few of the ways you can help your vision. But did you know that your diet influences your eyesight?
Several foods have been shown to have a positive impact on vision. These foods are rich in vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for a healthy lifestyle. Foods that are high in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, and Zinc not only have benefits to help your vision but also lower the risk of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
There are many healthy foods that fall into these categories. Foods like carrots, kale, and spinach are rich in vitamin A. Citrus fruits, broccoli, and potatoes are rich in vitamin C. Eggs, whole grains, and vegetable oils are a great source of vitamin E. You can find high-levels of Zinc in meat, poultry, fish, and dairy products.
Fit these foods into your diet to provide your body an extra push to help maintain healthy vision. If you are concerned that you are not getting enough vitamins through diet alone or have food allergies, consult with your Eye Michigan doctor regarding eye vitamins.
Most people know it is important to see an eye care professional but how often should you make an appointment for an eye exam? If you are having any problems with your vision, you should contact your ophthalmologist and schedule an appointment immediately. This is especially important for individuals in “at-risk” populations. A visit to your eye care provider now will provide you with the preventative measures and early-treatment you need to preserve your vision.
Even if you currently don’t wear glasses or fail to notice any significant changes in your vision, it is important to still make time for your ophthalmologist. Seeing your eye doctor annually helps identify any potential problems before they start so you can continue to enjoy healthy vision. It is recommended for those with healthy eyes to visit an ophthalmologist once a year for a comprehensive dilated eye exam. This procedure can identify the early signs of glaucoma, cataracts, and many other conditions. Those patients already diagnosed with an eye disease or are susceptible due to other health factors, may need to see their ophthalmologist more often.
Having regular visits with your eye doctor is an effective method to catch an eye condition early or even preventing the problem entirely. Contact Eye Michigan for an appointment today.
Glaucoma refers to several different conditions that share many common characteristics. These diseases cause vision problems that result from damage to the eye’s optic nerve. When the optic nerve is damaged, the eyes cannot communicate with your brain and thus your vision is reduced, and for some, lost entirely.
Losing your vision can be devastating. Loss of vision can mean loss of independence and many obstacles ahead. Luckily, while glaucoma is debilitating, there are also many things you can do to reduce your chances of going blind from this disease. The easiest way to limit your probability of losing your vision is by early detection and proper treatment. Regularly scheduled dilated, eye examinations are essential for your eye health. Between exams, if you develop a new disease or are experiencing any changes in your vision including reduced or blurry vision, make an appointment to be assessed by an ophthalmologist immediately.
Even if you do not notice any changes in your vision, it is important to be aware if you are “at-risk” for glaucoma so that you can take preventative measures to slow it down or stop it from developing. While anyone can develop glaucoma, “at-risk” populations appear to be more susceptible to the disease. Such “at-risk” groups include individuals with weakened immune systems, diabetes, people over the age of 60, or if you have a family history of glaucoma.
There are several different methods for glaucoma detection that are relatively easy and non-invasive. If glaucoma is detected, taking a prescribed eye-drop is often sufficient to prevent further damage. Taking the proper steps now can prevent vision deterioration in the future. Contact Eye Michigan for an appointment.
We want to thank our patients for taking the time to review their experience at Eye Michigan. We truly appreciate each and everyone of you and are grateful for your trust in our doctors and choosing Eye Michigan as your eye care specialist. Eye Michigan works diligently to exceed patients expectations and to provide the best, state-of-the-art, eye care possible.
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Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 USA
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