your eye health

Learning about your eye health can be complicated – and might even seem overwhelming at first. To simplify things for our patients, we've created our Eye Health Library, a comprehensive library of vision-related information. We invite you to browse through our library to find information that will help you better understand how your vision works, common eye conditions, surgeries, and how your vision changes as you age.

Keep Your Eyes Healthy with Help from Our Eye Doctors

In order to keep your eyes in tiptop shape, routine eye exams are necessary. Most recommendations suggest an eye exam at least once every two years. But if you have had eye problems in the past or vision problems run in your family, you should visit your optometrist at least once a year. In addition to routine check-ups, the following may also help:

  • Eat a Nutritious Diet and Drink Lots of Water. Eating foods that are rich in vitamins and nutrients can help to maintain your vision and reduce your risk of common eye conditions. Foods such as leafy greens, blueberries, carrots, peaches, and red peppers can help protect against macular degeneration.

  • Exercise Regularly. Aerobic exercise can help to increase your oxygen supply to the optic nerve. Oxygen can help your eyes stay healthy and comfortable.

  • Protect Your Eyes from Harmful UV Rays. Wearing sunglasses can protect your eyes from photokeratitis, a disease similar to a sunburn of the eyes. UV rays can also cause cataracts when your eyes are exposed to them over a long period of time.

Other guidelines for healthy vision include limiting alcoholic intake, watching your weight, quitting smoking, drinking plenty of water, and get a good night’s sleep.

  • Glossary of Eye Care Terms
    While certainly not a complete eye care dictionary, the EyeGlass Guide Glossary covers many of the common eye care conditions, terms, and technology you’ll commonly discuss with your eye care professional.

  • Healthy Sight
    Healthy Sight isn’t a slogan; it’s a way of life that enhances your everyday vision while preserving the well being of your eyes. It means getting regular checkups.

  • How the Eye Works
    The human eye is a marvel of built-in engineering, combining reflected light, lens imaging capability, multiple lighting adjustments, and information processing—all in the space of your eyeball. When working properly, the human eye converts light into impulses that are conveyed to the brain and interpreted as images.

  • Protecting Your Eyes
    If you work in a hazardous environment like a construction zone or workshop or participate in ball sports or extreme sports—sturdy, shatter-and-impact-resistant eyewear is a must. This is particularly important when considering eye protection for both children and adults.

  • Eye Exams
    Seeing clearly is just one part of your overall eye health. It’s important to have regular eye exams whether or not you wear glasses or contacts, and even if your vision is sharp. The articles below explain what problems can be spotted with an eye exam, what’s involved in a comprehensive exam, and special considerations for kids and contacts.

  • Children's Vision
    Use these articles to proactively care for your child's eyes, spot potential trouble, and maximize the opportunity for crisp, convenient, and healthy vision.

  • Vision Surgery
    Tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses? Today, several surgical methods can correct your eyesight and, in most cases, give you the freedom of seeing well without corrective lenses.

  • Eye Diseases
    Read more about some of the most common eye diseases including cataracts, diabetes, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.

  • Eye Conditions
    Eye problems can range from mild to severe; some are chronic, while others may resolve on their own, never to appear again. The articles below will give you a basic understanding of some of these problems and their implications. The cardinal rule is if your eyes don't look good, feel good or see well, you should visit your doctor.

  • Vision Over 40
    If you are among the 85 million Baby Boomers in the United States and Canada (born between 1946 and 1964), you've probably noticed your eyes have changed. Most notably, presbyopia - the normal, age-related loss of near focusing ability - usually becomes a problem in our 40's, requiring new vision correction solutions. Learn about measures you can take to keep seeing clearly for years to come.

  • Vision Over 60
    Just as our physical strength decreases with age, our eyes also exhibit an age-related decline in performance - particularly as we reach our 60's and beyond. Some age-related eye changes are perfectly normal, but others may signal a disease process. It's important to recognize signs and symptoms, and perhaps even more important to mitigate the effects of aging with some simple and common-sense strategies.

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