Check Yearly See Clearly
When it comes to your vision don't assume, if it's not broken, don't fix it. A lot of underlying eye diseases (i.e. glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts) do not show any symptoms in their early stages. It's often too late to repair the damage to the vision after the disease has taken over. Be preventative and take charge of your vision by seeing your local eyecare professional on an annual basis.
Get Down with Dilation
Think of the eye like a camera. We adjust the lens on the camera to create a focused image, similar to your eye doctor adjusting your glasses or contact lens prescription. This can often be done without dilation. However, a camera doesn't work very well if the film is damaged. Your retina is comparable to the film in the camera and can only be fully evaluated through dilation. For this reason, dilation is important not only individuals that have glasses, but also those who don't!
Eat Your Greens
Leafy greens like spinach and kale contain a very important ingredient called LUTEIN. Lutein is found in the macula, the small area of the retina responsible for central vision. It helps keep the eyes safe from oxidative stress.
Children should first be examined around 6 months of age to ensure their eyes are developing correctly. Lazy eyes, eye diseases (i.e. cataracts), and vision-motor issues can all be detected early on in the child's life. Treatment such as vision therapy can be implemented during the critical phase in the child's life to help improve certain visual dysfunctions.
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