Good vision is one of the most important senses we have. Unfortunately, it is also one of the senses many people take for granted. In fact, a study from the American Academy of Ophthalmology states that more than 2.9 million Americans suffer from low vision. Over 50 million more suffer from refractive errors and/or eye diseases.
Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to help you maintain the health of your eyes. Many of these steps can easily be integrated into your everyday routine. Some of the preventive measures your eye doctor may suggest include:
Take a Break from the Screen
There’s no denying that today’s world is a digital one. Unfortunately, staring at computer, television, or smartphone screens for too long can easily strain your eyes and blur your vision. Read more on this article. http://bit.ly/2oGW3C1
Here’s an oft-repeated yet oft-ignored fact: one in three people over the age of 65 have impaired vision. Once you’ve reached this age, it’s important to be aware that you’re more likely to develop eye issues than younger people. These issues may include cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. But there are indicators and symptoms for eye conditions so you know what to watch out for.
It’s important to receive diagnosis and treatment from an optometrist for these conditions. Schedule regular visits to your eye care center and let your doctor know about any issues you’ve been experiencing.
Cataracts occur when the lens of your eye clouds over due to the buildup of proteins. This happens gradually, so you may find the clouding gets worse as you get older. Symptoms of cataracts include objects in your line of vision appearing yellow and blurred and an increased sensitivity to glare. Read more on this article. http://bit.ly/2oA7puA