Seeing clearly and having healthy eyes is important to everyday life, and a critical part of your overall health. As you grow older, maintaining healthy eyes will give you optimal vision well into your golden years.
Research has shown that eating fruits, dark green vegetables, and fish like salmon, tuna, halibut that are high in omega-3 fatty acids are great for your eye health. If you’re not already eating these types of foods consider adding them to your daily intake.
Preventative care with eye health is also important. Don’t assume your eyesight is perfect, and wait. Get a detailed eye exam yearly to catch any vision problems early. Warning signs can be detected to reveal any early signs of damage or disease.
If you lead an active lifestyle, take extra care of your eyes by wearing protective eyewear. Sunglasses if you’re out in the sun a lot. Wear protective eyewear such as safety glasses or goggles if playing outdoor aggressive sports that can injure your eyes.
If you wear contact lenses, the risk for an infection is high if you don’t wash your hands prior to putting them in. We tend to rub our eyes unconsciously throughout the day. It’s important to keep our hands thoroughly clean at all times.
Give your eyes a break if you spend a lot of time staring at a computer screen or focused on an ipad or phone for long periods of time. Your eyes can get fatigued, and dry if you don’t give them adequate rest.
Alexandra Chebil M.D. is a respected Orange County Ophthalmologist. She has seen over 40,000 patients at her private practice in Newport Beach CA. She is regarded for always promoting excellent eye health and educates her patients on methods that give her patients options for optimal vision.
If you’ve consider laser vision correction, and want to learn more, contact us by scheduling a complimentary one-on-one evaluation with Dr. Chebil.