More than 20% of Americans face eye problems that seriously compromise their sight and their quality of life. Many of the sight issues adults develop are health related. Taking better care of our eyes can prolong good eyesight.
Sunblock for Your Eyes
Protecting your eyes from UV rays is one of the easiest ways to take care of your eyesight. Sunglasses should have UV protection, which means they should block all UV-a and UV-B light. If you wear sunglasses that do not block UV rays, you may actually cause your eyes more harm than if you were to not wear sunglasses at all.
Mind Your Diet
Eating healthy and exercising regularly can help prevent you from developing diseases, like diabetes and high blood pressure, that can have a serious impact on your vision. If you don’t know where to begin, make an appointment with your physician to discuss your health and what steps you can take to become healthier.
Know Your Family History
Do you have a family history of glaucoma? Do you have relatives who have high blood pressure or diabetes? The more you know about the health risks you face, the more proactive you can be in managing your health and protecting your eyesight.
Get Regular Eye Exams
There is no better way to protect your eye health than to come in for your annual checkup. We don’t just measure your vision to get you the right prescription so that you can see as well as possible. We take pride in our thoroughness and continually upgrade the technology of our testing equipment to not only allow us to check your refraction quality, but more importantly, to look for the early signs of any type of disease. We examine your eyes for muscle weakness, physical defects, retinal health, and screen for glaucoma.
Are you interested in learning more about comprehensive vision exams? Give us a call at (248) 334-4931 to schedule your consultation today! Wilkinson Eye Center has locations in Pontiac & Clarkston and serves all nearby areas in Michigan.