Imagine how your life would change if you could no longer see well. Driving, cooking, reading, smart phone, television, even identifying people can be difficult with vision loss.
Take these steps to sustain short-term and long-term investments in your vision…
Wear Sunglasses Sunwear that provides 100% UVA, UVB and UV400 protection! Take your pick: Sunglasses, Prescription Sunglasses, Fitovers, Sun Clips, Sun-Activated Lenses, and Polarized Lenses
Don’t Smoke Sidestream smoke, or the smoke coming from the tip of a cigarette is 46 times more toxic than Mainstream smoke, the smoke that passes through the filter either inhaled or exhaled.
Risk for Adults: Cataracts, Age-Related Macular Degenteration (central vision), Uveitis, Graves’ Ophthalmopathy, Ocular surface disorders.
Risk for Children: Maternal smoking during pregnancy is associated with 6.55 times increased risk of strabismus (eye misalignment). In addition, the risk of developing allergic conjunctivitis increased by about 20% in children who are exposed to environmental tobacco smoke.
Eat Right Lutein & Omega-3’s: Eat plenty of dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale, or collard greens, and fish that is high in omega-3 fatty acids. Ask your Optometrist if a vitamin supplement containing Lutein, Omega-3’s and Zeaxanthin could benefit your eye health.
Yearly Vision & Eye Health Exam The EyeCare Center Yearly Vision & Eye Health Exam is a thorough analysis of your vision system to provide you the most accurate visual correction, as well as a comprehensive 12-point evaluation of the health of your eyes.
The EyeCare Center uses only state-of-the-art technology to determine what is most beneficial to your lifestyle and the health of your eyes. Our efforts will be coordinated with your primary care provider and healthcare specialists to ensure all aspects of your general health are addressed as they relate to your eyes.
EyeProtection Our 24-Hour Emergency Number (785) 738-3816 is a great asset to our surrounding communities! However, we want to make sure you are taking necessary safety precautions at work, at home, and while engaged in sports activities and hobbies! Call or ask about your safety wear options at your next appointment!
Early Intervention It's important to take care of your eyes. Poor vision makes it harder to read, drive and cook. The good news is that many eye problems and diseases can be treated if caught early.
Know Your Family History Genetics play a role in vision problems that occur in otherwise healthy eyes. Researchers now have evidence that the most common vision problems among children and adults are genetically determined. The list includes strabismus (cross-eyes), amblyopia (lazy eye) and refractive errors such as; myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.
Genetic factors also play a role in many kinds of eye disease, including those diseases that are the leading cause of blindness among infants, children and adults.
Contact Lens Care Wash your hands prior to insertion. Wash your hands prior to removal. Don’t over-wear. Use a solution compatible with your lens material. More than 30 million Americans wear contact lenses!
Be Aware of Eye Fatigue Take a break! Let your eyes rest. Blink! Every 20 Minutes take 20 Second Break and Look 20 Feet Away.
You Deserve Comfortable Eyes!
Visit your Optometrist between Yearly Exams if you experience: decreased vision, watery eyes, eye pain, double vision, dryness, drainage or redness, flashes of light, floaters (tiny specks that appear through your vision or cobwebs or dark spots that do not go away), circles or halos around light sources.