Your eyes are a vital part of your overall health. To maintain optimal eye health and ensure that your vision is at its best, visit your ophthalmologist regularly. Many are unaware that they have vision problems or disease until they consult their eye doctor who performs a complete dilated eye examination. In some cases like glaucoma, diabetic eye disorder, and age associated macular degeneration, there are no warning signs. They can only be determined and diagnosed through a visit to the ophthalmologist.
Inform the ophthalmologist about your family history on eye health because some problems may be inherited. This helps the ophthalmologist determine your risk factors for certain eye conditions. Eating fruits and vegetables, specifically green leafy vegetables and fish rich in omega-3, and maintaining a healthy weight, contributes to helping keep your eyes in good condition and reduces the risk of eye disease. It is also suggested to stop smoking because smoking is associated with increasing your chance of developing macular degeneration, cataract, and optic nerve disorders. Ask your ophthalmologist about eye vitamins that have been clinically proven to aid in reducing vision loss from macular degeneration.
There is much that can be done to be proactive and to take charge of your eye health. Eye Michigan looks forward to your visit.