Keeping your body and eyes healthy can help save your vision as you age. Vision gradually decreases as we grow older, and conditions such as presbyopia may arise. The hardening of the lens causes presbyopia as a part of the natural aging process. The lens becomes less flexible, making it difficult to focus on things near and far. If you want to keep your eyes and vision healthy, here are some tips to follow. [Read more…] about Save Your Vision
Certain vitamins have been shown to reduce progression of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). A daily dose of the following vitamins may be recommended: Vitamin C 500 mg, Vitamin E 400mg, Zinc oxide 80 mg, Copper 2 mg, Lutein 10mg, and Zeaxanthin 2mg. This is known as the AREDS2 formulation, and is available over the counter at most pharmacies. As always, do not start vitamins without speaking to your doctor. Quitting smoking and eating a healthy diet that includes green leafy vegetables has also been shown to decrease the risk of vision damage with AMD. Contact Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey for an appointment.
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.
We use our eyes every day so maintaining healthy eyesight is very important. Whether for driving your car or reading a book, good vision can make a huge difference in your life. Most people agree that having good vision is a top priority. What many may not know is that there are a few simple things you can do to keep your vision strong and intact.
For starters, try to limit screen time to smaller, 15-minute segments to give your eyes a little rest. Additionally, when you are using your electronic devices or even just reading, make sure to give yourself adequate lighting so you do not strain your eyes. If you have glasses, make sure they are resting on your face in the proper manner for maximum vision correction. If your glasses are strictly for reading or distance, make sure only to use them for that purpose.
Your overall health can be directly related to your eyesight as well, so make sure to eat a balanced diet and maintain a healthy lifestyle. It is a great idea to consult with an eye doctor about any supplements or tips to recommend for you and your personal situation.
Annual, routine, dilated eye exams are also key in maintaining healthy vision for your future, preserving the independence and freedom that healthy eyesight can provide. Contact Eye Michigan to make an appointment.
- Eat properly; obesity and diabetes often effects eyesight
- Sleep well and rest your eyes so they can repair and recover
- Avoid environmental pollutants and debris from entering your eyes
- Wear sunglasses that block 100% of both UVA and UVB rays
- Take eye vitamins which have been clinically proven to decrease vision loss for those suffering with Macular Degeneration
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.